Australia is a continent full of abundant energy resources. Yet it seems we are facing an energy crisis. Exactly how has it all gone wrong?
The NSW Liberals are scrambling to dissociate themselves from a toxic, shambolic clutch of climate denialists in Canberra.
Political infighting over climate change and carbon pricing has cost the Australian public dearly in terms of reducing carbon emissions and the cost of energy.
The Morrison government's new coal-loving energy policy is an incoherent mass of dramatic interventionism that denies the basics of economics and science.
As the Liberal Party embraces interventionism, business would do well to wonder what role it played in the shift from market economics.
Malcolm Turnbull has ditched his signature energy policy in a desperate bid to quell leadership tensions. It may not be enough.
Australians don't trust Turnbull or his government because they keep stuffing up -- but their poor governance is as much to do with ideology and malice as much as incompetence.
There's no mystery or scandal about how we ended up with a badly flawed electricity market — it has followed the broader path of neoliberal reforms in Australia.
For all his power, there are certain truths Malcolm Turnbull could never admit for fear of infuriating the right.
With a new energy deal with Australia on the table, and with an end to a year of political gridlock in sight, the future should be bright for Timor-Leste. But will it fall pray to the same pattern of corruption that led it here?