coal energy scott morrison

Yesterday's energy policy announced by Scott Morrison and Energy Minister Angus Taylor -- the latter presumably flown in from the undisclosed location he is normally hidden in -- is what happens when a government gripped by wide-eyed political panic confronts the collapse of neoliberalism and rampant climate denialism.

It's a package that would have been literally unthinkable five years ago, or even before the 2016 election. It not merely reverses course on two shibboleths of neoliberal thinking -- deregulation and privatisation -- it does so at high speed, and with a near-complete disregard for consequences.