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A new, $600m gas-fired power plant? Smells like a byelection

26th May 2021

by Emma Aisbett, Ralf Steinhauser

Our democracy is an interesting beast in the case of a byelection; especially a byelection when the government has a slim majority.

With the rest of the constituency temporarily disenfranchised, the only opinion that matters is that of powerful interests, and the voters in a single electorate.

It’s hard to see that the proposed plant is designed to serve the interests of a broader Australian voting public - even one which has shown it cares about energy prices at the ballot box. Avoiding electricity price spikes after Liddell’s closure is a major argument Angus Taylor makes in favour of the new gas plant.

Read the full article from The Canberra Times here.

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