Changes announced last week to strengthen investment in renewable energy provide significant opportunities for Queensland.
In addition to keeping the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Turnbull Government is creating a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund.
Contrary to the utterly dishonest claims by the Palaszczuk Government, we are continuing the large scale solar grants round – in which Queensland has the lion's share of shortlisted projects.
In fact, Queensland accounts for over half of the possible renewable energy from shortlisted projects.
This is genuinely exciting news for the Sunshine State.
It’s disappointing that Labor and the Australian Solar Council are misleading the Australian public.
The changes we have announced will drive innovation and create the jobs of the future, while delivering a financial benefit from the investment of public money.
Getting value for taxpayers is a concept that Labor (at all levels of government) simply does not understand.
Premier Palaszczuk should be talking up jobs in Queensland, rather than continuing to do the opposite.
Whether it’s at state or federal level, Labor is full of rhetoric and completely lacking of any credible plans for Australia’s future.