Today in Senate Question Time, Senator Birmingham said, “the Government is not funding a new coal fired power station.”
Former Resources Minister Senator Canavan reportedly interjected, “not yet!”
And yesterday George Christensen issued a media release saying “the Morrison Liberal National Government is providing funding to coal-fired power projects,” while Trent Zimmerman and Dave Sharma said they did not support taxpayer support for a new coal-fired power station.
This divided Government is tearing itself apart.
In Question Time, the Prime Minister refused to rule out providing a taxpayer-funded indemnity sought by the proponents of the Collinsville coal-fired power station, which the Australian Industry Group says could cost taxpayers $17 billion.
Scott Morrison is willing to spend billions of taxpayers’ dollars on a new coal-fired power station to appease the hard-right of his deeply divided Party room.
There’s no place for new coal-fired power stations in Australia.