Responses to the proposed energy shake-up

RESPONSES TO THE PROPOSED ENERGY SHAKE-UP

* “The national electricity market is largely broken and needs to be reset.” – ACCC chair Rod Sims

* “There is good news for consumers out of these recommendations… The ACCC as the competition watchdog has got no partisan point to make.” – Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg

* “We will consider the recommendations in detail and consult with stakeholders and jurisdictions as part of developing the Commonwealth’s response before the end of 2018.” – Treasurer Scott Morrison

* “The ACCC report is the culmination of Malcolm Turnbull’s failures to produce an energy policy that his party room will allow him to tick off on.” – Opposition energy spokesperson Mark Butler

* “The ACCC has recommended the government underwrite base-load power investments. Once again, common sense of the Nationals is vindicated.” – Resources Minister Matt Canavan

* “Finally common sense in energy debate! The Nationals have been calling for govt support to secure investment in base-load power generation – irrespective of fuel source – the ACCC agrees.” – Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie

* “We are certainly committed to affordable and reliable energy.” – Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop

* “The retailers have been ripping off consumers. They’ve been gaming the system.” – Crossbench senator Cory Bernardi

* “The ACCC has delivered faint praise for the National Energy Guarantee. It knows the National Energy Guarantee is flawed.” – Smart Energy Council chief executive John Grimes

* “We are now at a pivot point where we can actually start to get this market working for consumers and bringing bills down.” – Energy Consumers Australia acting boss Lynne Gallagher.

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