Could ARENA defy Abbott's axe?

It's possible the ARENA board could do a 'CEFC', where its board simply ignore government's cuts to its budget because their funding is defined by legislation that can only be overturned by a majority in the Senate. How do the senate numbers stack-up and does the WA senate election matter?

As explained in yesterday’s column, the indications are that in the May budget the Coalition will attempt to effectively abolish the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by cutting its budget to the bone.

However, it’s not that easy.


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