‘Writing’s on the wall’: Peter Dutton warns gas shortage fears are ‘real’

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has warned the fears over gas shortages are “real” as people already face massive spikes in their power bills.

Mr Dutton said there needs to be more gas in the market otherwise electricity prices will rise.

“I think all the writing’s on the wall and the government funded all of these activists in the budget to take legal action against new approvals and approvals that had already been given,” Mr Dutton said.

He claimed the government is trying to turn off the old system “before the new system is ready”.

“Everyone wants to see a reduction in emissions, everyone wants to see renewables come into the system, but the fact is that the local IGA here, their freezers and their cold rooms don’t work off the solar panels on their roof.”