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Federal Labor prepared to compensate states in effort to drive down energy bills
Commonwealth to compensate states for imposing cap on coal prices, treasurer says, meaning bill relief for Australian households in first half of 2023

Katharine Murphy Political editor

06, Dec, 2022 @9:09 AM

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Anthony Albanese says postponing energy market meeting with premiers won’t delay power price relief
The prime minister, who is isolating with Covid, says putting off national cabinet by two days will not affect timing of proposed intervention

Katharine Murphy Political editor

06, Dec, 2022 @12:50 AM

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Matt Kean urges federal Liberals to support Indigenous voice to parliament
NSW treasurer says referendum is an ‘opportunity to unite the nation’ and the party’s backing would ensure broad support for yes vote

Michael McGowan

06, Dec, 2022 @12:08 AM

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Albanese postpones energy market intervention meeting with states after testing positive for Covid
PM urges state and territory leaders to agree to cooperative intervention to halt climbing electricity prices

Katharine Murphy and Amy Remeikis

05, Dec, 2022 @8:18 AM

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Exploitative gas pricing is causing debt and distress for many Australian households | Gerard Brody
It is not fair for people to be paying such wildly varied prices for the same level of gas consumption – equity must be central to any market intervention

Gerard Brody

05, Dec, 2022 @1:38 AM

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Cap on coal price complicating federal bid to quell Australians’ energy costs
Bill Shorten says all options remain on the table as the federal government remains hopeful agreement with states can be struck

Amy Remeikis and AAP

04, Dec, 2022 @4:21 AM

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Coalition MP’s ‘grassroots’ nuclear power survey linked to consulting firm
Exclusive: Ted O’Brien’s Time to Talk Nuclear website was registered by business that helps US reactor company

Daniel Hurst

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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States are waiting for a solid plan to lower Australian energy bills, but fear an excuse
One official says the commonwealth is ‘flailing around in the dark’ while seeking a way to lower bills

Peter Hannam

01, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Tracking Australia’s progress on the climate crisis and the consequences of global heating
What is Australia’s contribution to the climate emergency, and how successfully is it acting to address it?

Nick Evershed, Josh Nicholas and Adam Morton

01, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Albanese confident Queensland and NSW premiers will back plan to cut power prices
PM tells business leaders his government is ‘working around the clock to deliver a solution’ and flags collaboration with states

Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp

30, Nov, 2022 @8:57 AM

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Dip in Australia’s inflation rate in October raises hopes price rises may have peaked
Headline CPI rate eases from 7.3% to 6.9%, lower than economists’ expectations, but fuel prices still rose as full excise rate returned

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @2:37 AM

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‘Hands off our generators’: Queensland rejects calls to cap coal price to bring down energy bills
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t jeopardise state’s ability to give profits from state-owned power generators back to public

Joe Hinchliffe, Katharine Murphy and Michael McGowan

29, Nov, 2022 @8:07 AM

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