Saved by the bench

by Bill Browne, Rod Campbell and Dan Cass

The Australia Institute released new research showing the Senate crossbench safeguarded $23.4 billion worth of investment in renewable energy, from 2013–2018, when it prevented the Coalition Government from abolishing three renewable energy policies (The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target).

The ‘Saved by the bench’ report is being released in conjunction with Australia Institute polling which shows that a majority of Australians believe the country is better off because of the Senate and that better laws are created when the government has to negotiate with other parties.

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