Reckless renewables rush threatening energy grid

The Albanese Labor Government’s reckless rush to renewables is threatening Australia’s energy grid and the livelihoods of farmers and their communities, Member for Mallee Anne Webster says. In its draft 2024 Integrated System Plan (ISP) released on Friday, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has brought forward the expected exit of the network’s coal-fired power…

Labor heavy on the levies, running Mallee farmers dry

The Albanese Labor Government is threatening Mallee’s productivity through the new biosecurity fresh food tax, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. The Productivity Commission’s new report Towards Levyathan? Industry levies in Australia found levies introduced in the agriculture sector were now being imposed to simply raise general tax revenue. “The Productivity Commissions report shows…