Labor's missing renewables billion

The outlook for Australia's support for renewable energy remains unclear.

Labor faces 'a litmus test' of its support of renewable energy after it emerged that a Shorten government would book $1 billion of the savings cut from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by the Coalition.

'A big thumping electricity tax'

Tony Abbott has told his local constituents he still has a "fire in the belly".

The battlelines have been drawn on climate change ahead of an imminent election campaign, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull labelling Labor's emissions trading scheme "effectively another tax" that would push up power prices.