Lower petrol costs fuel spending less on things that are more easily bought with it.”
Mr Abbott said Australians were paying more for petrol and diesel because the pr오바마카지노ice of oil had dropped dramatically since June 2014, but energy companies were using the savings to fund the cost of building more coal-fired power stations.
“We have to think about the real cost of the coal and the gas we produce and it isn’t just about what we have to pay for a bit of coal, it is a lot of coal, and gas,” he said.
Labor’s energy spokesman Richard Marles said the government would reduce the budget savings by spending money from the sale of coal owned by AGL which also comes from the Australian Energy Regulator.
“Labor is committed to reducing 룰렛greenhouse gas emissions to peak within the next decade and will continue to encourage the Australian Energy Regulator to build our best-managed coal-fired generation system in the national interest,” he said.
Labor’s climate change spokesman Josh Frydenberg said it would be a “sad day for coal 구리출장샵workers and coal companies that have been left out in the cold”.
“This Government has already pledged billions in cuts to the carbon price to stave off the worst effects of global climate change,” he said.
“We would ask the Federal Opposition to immediately find the $500 million to $600 million over the next six months to restore the nation’s energy security by reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign fossil fuel imports.”