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In a shameless attempt to propel themselves into their 20th continuous year in office, South Australia’s Labor government today announced they would commission a new gas power plant and ‘battery storage’.  

Australian Conservatives Senator Cory Bernardi called it a half billion dollar admission of government failure, saying “it will not solve the South Australian energy emergency. It is too little and much too late”.  Senator Bernardi said he prefers halting subsidies and ensuring the most cost-effective baseload power can be generated.

In his Weekly Dose of Common Sense email newsletter, Senator Bernardi also gave a sharp critique of US billionaire Elon Musk’s attempt to be South Australia’s energy saviour. Bringing the conversation back to reality, Senator Bernardi questioned Mr Musk’s business model after Australian political leaders rushed to tweet about their chats with him.

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