Liberal power price motion undermines weak and isolated premier

Tasmanian Labor

Jeremy Rockliff has
been humiliated by his own Party today.

In a stunning
attack on the Premier, the Energy Minister and the entire Liberal Government,
the State Council declared their desire for an energy policy
where “the Tasmanian government has greater discretion to
determine the price at which energy is sold to the national grid.”

It was only on
Wednesday that the Liberals voted against Labor’s Tasmanian Power Price Cap
Bill – a Bill which would have effectively de-linked Tasmania from the National
Electricity Market.

Jeremy Rockliff has
stubbornly refused to back Labor’s plan for Tasmanians to pay Tasmanian prices
for energy for weeks now. He even cancelled a week of Parliament so Labor
couldn’t pass its legislation.

Jeremy Rockliff has
another chance to accept the wishes of Tasmanian households, businesses and
now his own Party next week. He should accept that Labor has its
priorities right and back our plan for lower power prices.

The Premier is
so out of touch that even his own Party doesn’t support his
“mainland-first” energy policy.

Dean Winter MP

Liberal power price motion undermines weak and isolated premierShadow Energy Minister

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