Who's the socialist, Maurice Newman?

The PM's business adviser accuses me of renewables rent-seeking, yet he espouses socialist state protectionism as well as a brutal investor-confidence crushing political cycle.

Maurice Newman recently listed me as his public enemy No.2 behind the newly elected Victorian premier Dan Andrews.

Matthew Wright, executive director of Zero Emissions Australia, has raised his hand for the rent-seeking renewable energy sector, to 'get the industry back on its feet'. He wants to do away with 'ridiculous red tape' health safeguards and recommends Victorian electricity consumers underwrite unviable projects through a levy. Forget that last fin­ancial year 40,000 poor Victorians had their power disconnected for failing to pay their bills.” (The Australian newspaper ‘We need to bust socialist myths', December 10)

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