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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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