Peter Dutton claims Labor wants ‘gas gone’ and urges sector to fight intervention

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The opposition leader criticises government policies including the price cap, which treasury has estimated saved households $230 on power bills

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Peter Dutton has claimed that Labor “wants gas gone” in a speech signalling the Coalition will oppose changes to resource tax and environmental laws, seeking to tie them to inflation in energy prices.

Despite the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association backing the Albanese government’s proposed changes to the petroleum resource rent tax, the opposition leader will use its conference to urge the gas industry to “fight for your sector” alongside the Coalition.

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