Today, Scott Morrison has promised a ‘gas-led recovery’ from the coronavirus recession by ensuring Australian manufacturers can gain access to the energy they need to compete with overseas rivals.
The mammoth new plan canvasses Commonwealth support for five new gas fields and pipelines to transport gas to Sydney, Melbourne, and other areas facing possible shortages in the coming winters. Although environmental groups have intensified their opposition to the fossil fuel in recent years as renewable energy becomes more available, affordable and reliable, the government sees gas as the best way to transition away from coal.
In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by chief political correspondent David Crowe to talk us through how the government's new gas plan is supposed to bring Australia out of the coronavirus recession.
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