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TURNBULL LIKE THE TODDLER WHO INSISTS HE'S BATMAN AS AGL JUST ROLLS ITS EYES

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull is acting like a toddler throwing a tantrum, indulged by AGL until he calms down and lets them get on with what they were going to do anyway.

“Faced with Malcolm Turnbull lying screaming on the floor like a toddler insisting they’re Batman, AGL says “yes, yes you’re Batman” just so they can get everyone out the door and get on with the day,” said Mr Bandt.

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GREENS POLICY FOR ELECTRICITY PRICE REREGULATION PROVES POPULAR AS ALP & LNP JOIN TO OPPOSE IT: BANDT

Greens policy for electricity price reregulation proves popular as ALP & LNP join to oppose it: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has welcomed poll results published today showing 86% of voters support the Greens' policy to regulate power prices. 

He also criticised Labor and Liberal for today opposing moves in the Senate to reregulate power prices, even though Labor in Victoria and NSW appear to be moving towards reregulating power prices.

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TURNBULL’S COAL PLAN WILL DROWN PACIFIC ISLANDS: BANDT

Turnbull’s coal plan will drown Pacific Islands: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s coal plan will drown the Pacific Islands.

Mr Bandt said he doesn’t know how the Prime Minister will be able to look Pacific Island leaders in the eye, given that his plan to keep coal-fired power stations open will accelerate sea level rises that threaten to drown some Pacific nations.

“Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to keep coal plants running will help drown Pacific Island nations,” Mr Bandt said today.

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CSIRO NEEDS TO SEVER TIES WITH MINERALS COUNCIL: BANDT

CSIRO needs to sever ties with Minerals Council: Bandt

The CSIRO must immediately cancel its paid membership of the Minerals Council, Australian Greens science and research spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said today. CSIRO should not be a member of a climate denying lobbyist group, Mr Bandt said.

The FOI requests made by the Australia Institute and released today show that the CSIRO pays at least $10,000 in Associate Membership fees to the Minerals Council of Australia.

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ENERGY RULE MAKER'S DAYS NUMBERED AS IT WALLOPS ENERGY STORAGE: BANDT

Adam Bandt 5 Sep 2017

Energy rule maker's days numbered as it wallops energy storage: Bandt

The Australian Energy Market Commission has released its draft determination on a rule change request to reduce the time interval for settlement in the wholesale electricity market from 30 minutes to five minutes.

The requested rule change would reduce the gaming of the system by fossil fuel generators and enable energy storage and demand management to compete with fossil fuel generators on a more level playing field.

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GREENS PUSH TO EXTEND RET, WARN LABOR NOT TO CAPITULATE ON COAL

Greens push to extend RET, warn Labor not to capitulate on coal

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has introduced legislation into parliament today to extend the Renewable Energy Target and urged the Labor party not to cut a deal with the government on a Clean Energy Target that includes coal, as was publicly mooted last week, warning it may set back investment in renewables.

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MURDOCH UNIVERSITY EBA TERMINATION SHOWS EMPLOYMENT LAWS ARE BROKEN & URGENT CHANGE REQUIRED: BANDT

Murdoch University EBA termination shows employment laws are broken & urgent change required: Bandt

Greens employment spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to terminate Murdoch University’s Enterprise Agreement shows the Fair Work Act is broken and requires urgent legislative change. Equally concerning is Minister Birmingham’s insidious encouragement for other universities to follow suit.

“This unfair termination shows that our employment laws are broken,” said Mr Bandt.

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IT'S TIME TO REREGULATE ELECTRICITY PRICES: GREENS

It's time to reregulate electricity prices: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has said Malcolm Turnbull’s tea party with big power bosses won’t bring down bills.

Instead, Mr Bandt urged the Prime Minister to adopt Greens policy and move towards reregulating electricity prices to reduce power bills that are spiralling out of control.

“Deregulating electricity prices has failed. It is time the government stepped in and capped electricity prices,” said Mr Bandt.

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