7 November 2018
PATRICIA KARVELAS: The federal government is claiming a victory of sorts in its bid to get energy retailers to lower their prices by January next year. The Government has campaigned heavily on bringing down the cost of power, but its proposed default energy price doesn't kick in until 1 July. With a federal election due before then, the political cost of a long, hot summer with air conditioners running at full tilt looms large. The Energy Minister is Angus Taylor and he met with the industry retailers today. He joins us on RN Drive - Angus Taylor - welcome.
7 November 2018
TICKY FULLERTON: Retail energy bosses will be forced to lower their power prices or face more aggressive federal legislation. Energy Minister Angus Taylor gave the ultimatum to energy bosses today with an agreement reached to standardise comparison rates for all customers. Mr Taylor also says the loyalty tax will be gone by 1 July next year, with retailers told to put something on the table by 1 January.
5 November 2018
KIERAN GILBERT: Joining us on the program now the Energy Minister Angus Taylor. Minister, thanks so much for your time. I want to ask you about a roundtable you're going to be holding with the CEOs of the energy companies - we'll get to that in a moment - but let's start with the story that Laura just touched on, this agriculture visa, the Prime Minister to announce it today in Queensland. Why is it important, in your view?
1 November 2018
The Australian Government is supporting Hivve, an Australian technology start-up that has created Australia's first off-grid, solar and battery-powered classroom at Bracken Ridge State High School in Brisbane.