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April
08
2015

Energy white paper recommends privatisation

 

Source: SMH, 8 April 2015


Remaining state-owned electricity assets should be privatised to increase competition and lower power bills, a federal government report recommends.


And the Abbott government says it will not support a domestic gas reserve despite its own report acknowledging that demand for Australian gas exports is pushing up prices for households and industry.


The report carries over two key recommendations from a green paper published in September: privatisation of electricity assets and harnessing the "enormous opportunity for the economy" of liquefied natural gas exports.


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