Nov 2020

Minister for "China" should be sacked over solar deal

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FEDERAL Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has slammed the decision by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to invest $9.6m [i]in Chinese solar panels and has officially demanded the Minister responsible be sacked.

Mr Katter said that the CEFC – a Government owned entity which was established to investigate and deliver renewables in Australia – had brokered deal with a Chinese solar company which will be disastrous for Australian energy production workers.

“Alice in Wonderland should not be remotely comparable to the running of Government in Australia,” he said.

“Where a body that was set up to finance alternative energy sources in this country is financing alternative energy sources in China – I don’t think any sane person would believe this is taking place.

“Now, not only do I not hesitate to say this publicly, but not only is this highly implausible, it becomes patently absurd when production of these solar panels in China replaces coal miners and power station workers in Australia.

“Australians are living in a country that is going broke at 100 miles an hour. You cannot buy everything from overseas when you have nothing to sell overseas. The people running this country with their free market fundamentalism, their fanaticism, have imposed upon Australia a regime that no other country on earth has had to suffer under.

“Can we please for the love of God have a new regime that won’t continue to sell out Australia, or is it business as usual - Australia for sale?” Mr Katter said.

“And could the person making this extraordinary decision be sacked and replaced by an Australian?!”

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