At least for once, don’t let politicking kill off a workable energy policy | Katharine Murphy


Although not perfect, Turnbull’s national energy guarantee does have its merits. But can it get past all the usual muck?

Just for a moment, we are going to wind the clock back to 2009. Confronted by repeated requests from Kevin Rudd’s office to go hard against the then opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull over climate change, the then junior climate change minister Greg Combet asked a sensible question.

Combet recalls in his memoir, The Fights of My Life, that he asked Rudd and the office why Labor would “shit on someone you are trying to do a deal with?”

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