Missing the conflict in ideologies again
So Oz and other western countries have multiple versions of governments over the last 20 years plus who have explained the need to sell of public assets to private sectors for efficiency, causing poorer services and much higher prices generally. In Oz at least, pressure has been placed on primary producer associations that historically have mitigated the price taking economics of primary producers for better efficiencies. This caused massive exploitation of producers, like dairy. No wonder the Ag sector is described as agrarian socialists. A very rational position if one is up against a multinational mega-corp sending out bills for 6 figures wanting money from their suppliers. In short, free market rules.
However for energy, the market is being deliberately distorted to make energy much more expensive. I would have time to at least half listen if the OMG, we are all gonna burn real soon now mob would openly admit this, especially in parliaments that their goal is higher costs and reduced secondary industry, continuing the export of jobs to places where the power stays on at a predictable and affordable price. And yes, I have read the recent new Scientist article on 97% of climate scientists blah blah. The logical error in said article said it all.
Lastly if Oz sank tomorrow it would have no detectable effect on Earths weather. (yeah, OK monsoon would not come so far south) I have yet to hear this in political babble that passes for discussion lately. There seems to be a delusion among the media darlings that anyone north of Port Moresby notices Oz, let alone takes any notice, except when military bases are required.