Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has joined the Conservative Party in calling for the scrapping of subsidies for renewable energy and an end to the prohibition of nuclear power in Australia.
Senator Bernardi has consistently invited the Liberal Party to adopt all of the Conservative Party's policies and they seem to be doing it, one-by-one.
Senator Bernardi said, "I'd rather they were doing it through conviction than political expediency... at least they're adopting them."
Mr Abbott said subsidising “dirt cheap” but unreliable renewables was distorting the energy industry which still relied primarily on coal fuelled power. Any renewables coming into the system, he said, should also be forced to guarantee 24/7 power delivery.
Mr Abbott said it was time to lift the ban on nuclear energy. He conceded Australia had held a strong anti-nuclear position since 1988, but it was Labor Party policy that did not have the given support from the Liberal Party.
Senator Bernardi has told Sydney radio station 2GB, the policy chaos of the Coalition needs some stability.
“It shouldn’t be ruled out simply because its nuclear,’’ he said.
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