Today’s appointment of a national wind commissioner is the act of a confused government, according to community wind power advocates.
The Australian Wind Alliance National Coordinator Andrew Bray said it was unclear where the Turnbull Government stood on renewables in Australia.
“On the one hand you have Environment Minister Greg Hunt insisting that this new government is ‘rock solid’ on renewables, but today he is out there appointing an unnecessary commissioner and committee - wasting time and money.
“Let’s not forget that these appointments are a hangover from the Abbott Government, which did a deal to keep anti-wind cross benchers happy.
"We already have the National Health and Medical Research Committee, state ombudsmen and regulatory bodies that provide reliable information, based on the latest research and evidence. We don’t see a need to duplicate such work.”
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