Tag: Peter Dutton

Australia Adopts 43 Percent Emission Reduction Target Despite Current Energy Shortage

Australia’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, has revealed the new centre-left Australian government’s climate bill, which will set a target of 43 percent emissions reduction by 2030 and net-zero by 2050. Speaking to the National Press Club on Wednesday, Bowen said Labor would establish a Climate Change Authority to “assess and publish…


‘It’s Always About How’: Australian Shadow Treasurer Asks Government How It Will Achieve New Emissions Target

Australian shadow treasurer Angus Taylor has criticised the Labor government’s 43 percent emissions target, asking it to explain how it would ensure the needed power supply to businesses and homes. The comment comes after thousands of homes on Australia’s east coast were plunged into darkness on Monday as electricity suppliers struggled to meet demand as…


Full Reliance on Renewables Not a ‘Scientific Reality’: Australian Opposition

Australian opposition leader Peter Dutton says total reliance on renewable energy to fulfil the nation’s electricity needs is unfeasible. His comments come as the current Energy Minister Chris Bowen calls on the private sector to bolster investment in renewables amid soaring electricity and gas costs in Australia. Dutton told the Nine Network that the energy…


Australia’s New Government to Be ‘Respectful’ to Beijing: Defence Minister

The new Australian centre-left Labor government will soften its language with China’s ruling communist party (CCP) to adopt a “respectful” tone, says new defence minister Richard Marles—implying a lack of respect from the former centre-right government, which was unabashed to call out the CCP’s bullying of Australia. Speaking in Singapore at the Shangri-La Dialogue defence summit on…


‘Most Expensive Form of Energy’: Australian Minister Pans Nuclear Power Proposals

The Australian Labor government has struck down an idea to introduce nuclear power into the country, saying it is too expensive and that the “economics don’t stack up.” The response comes as the opposition Liberal-National Coalition steps up pressure for nuclear energy to deal with soaring electricity costs and lowering emissions. Energy Minister Chris Bowen,…


Alleged Australian ISIS Member Has Citizenship Returned

A suspected Australian ISIS terrorist has had his Australian citizenship returned after the High Court ruled that the government could not revoke a person’s citizenship if they are accused of terrorism-related conduct overseas. The ruling is expected to pave the way for up to 20 other convicted or suspected ISIS fighters to have their citizenship…


Australia Was Close to Buying 2 Nuclear Subs From the US: Former Defence Minister

The former defence minister and now-opposition leader Peter Dutton has revealed that the previous Australian government was close to approaching the United States to purchase two Virginia-class nuclear submarines as a stopgap measure before it could build its own vessels. Dutton urged the current Defence Minister Richard Marles to stay the course on AUKUS and…


Australian Big Business Estranged From Capitalism, Free Market: Kennards CEO

Two successful business leaders agree that large Australian corporations have lost touch with their free-market roots and, similar to their U.S. counterparts, have become increasingly preoccupied with progressive agendas. Sam Kennard, CEO of Kennards Storage, one of Australia’s largest self-storage businesses, says a recent admission by opposition leader Peter Dutton that big business was no…


As Electricity Prices Bite, Australian Opposition Takes on Taboo Nuclear Debate

Australia’s opposition leader Peter Dutton has taken the nuclear power debate forward after saying he was “not afraid” to have a discussion about introducing the energy source to the country amid current soaring energy prices. Australia currently sits on the world’s third-largest reserve of uranium. However, years of cultural aversion—and laws from the 1990s—have prevented…


National Security a Major Focus of New Australian Shadow Ministry

Australia’s opposition Liberal-National Coalition will continue its strong focus on defence and national security after the shadow ministry was unveiled on June 5 with the newly created portfolio of Countering Foreign Interference. Shifting into the role of shadow defence minister will be Andrew Hastie, a former soldier and the assistant defence minister, while James Paterson,…