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'They're insatiable': Jay Weatherill on his clash with the Coalition on energy – Australian politics

'They're insatiable': Jay Weatherill on his clash with the Coalition on energy – Australian politics

The South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, joins Katharine Murphy to discuss his plans to tackle the energy market and his arguments with the federal government. Weatherill believes Malcolm Turnbull ‘knows what the right thing to do is’ on supporting renewable energy, but says he is hobbled by Coalition rightwingers. ‘You can’t do business with these people … They’re insatiable. There is no benefit in the prime minister in trying to placate his right wing because they are incapable of being placated’. Weatherill also says that next year’s SA election will be ‘seen as a referendum on renewable energy’ and offers that prominent senator Nick Xenophon, while still an ‘extraordinary influence’ in the state, has ‘come off the boil a bit’ • Weatherill: Labor states could go it alone on energy policy

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