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Josh Frydenberg and Mathias Cormann will hold their press conference at 9.15 today.
Then we move on to Labor’s views on energy policy.
Q: Do you support Mark Butler’s view that coal and gas won’t underpin Australia’s future prosperity because there is a lot of people unhappy in the Labor Party about those comments. Where do you stand on gas?
I think gas has a role in the economy, there is a lot of investment that’s gone into gas in recent years. There are jobs associated with it. Our manufacturers in particular rely on it, not just for energy but also for production.
No, it is possible to acknowledge that at the same time we acknowledge the future will be increasingly renewable. We have the opportunity in this country to build new sources of energy, which are cleaner and cheaper. We can do that without abandoning some of our traditional strengths.
I think there is agreement that there is a role for gas and the future will be increasingly renewable. The task for government is to work out how we can get the cleaner and cheaper energy so businesses can invest and we get the jobs which are important and reduce our emissions.
People have different emphasises, not just political parties but around Australia but I think we can agree we have a big opportunity in this country to have the cleaner energy, gas will have a role to play but the future is overwhelmingly renewable.