Senator George Brandis - Rob Keating
Australian Senate Question Time 9 August 2017

Australian Senate Question Time 9 August 2017

Senator Brandis answers a question from Senator Bilyk about a clean energy target. "As I said, having commissioned—jointly, by the way, with governments of both political persuasions through the COAG process—the Finkel review, the government has adopted 49 of the 50 recommendations of the Finkel report. Senator Bilyk, I must say I entirely disagree with your view that the only recommendation that matters is the one which is currently under consideration. I don't agree with that at all.
If you read the Finkel report, if you read the recommendations, you will understand, Senator Bilyk, that they represent a comprehensive strategy to attack the twin issues of energy affordability and energy reliability. These are the issues that matter most to the Australian people, Senator Bilyk—reliability and affordability. "