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Scott Morrison and Angus Taylor's commitment of $600 million to an unnecessary gas-fired power station in Kurri Kurri brings the government's taxpayer subsidies of fossil fuels to more than $3 billion this year alone -- while spending just $30 million in the budget on battery and renewable energy projects.

The list of recent spending for fossil fuels -- on gas infrastructure and exploration, the discredited scam of carbon capture and storage, and this week's monster $2 billion-plus handout to Ampol and Vitol to continue refining in Australia -- dwarfs both funding for renewables and for adaptation, the politically correct form of climate action for the right, which assumes global heating can't be stopped.