Govt defends plan to prop up solar industry after lukewarm Treasury advice

Dana Daniel
May 16 2024 - 5:30am

Treasurer Jim Chalmers is backing the government's $1.4 billion plan to prop up local manufacturing of solar panels and batteries, despite Treasury advice to import them cheaply through friendly trading partners.

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Dana Daniel

Dana Daniel

Senior Political Reporter

Dana Daniel is Senior Political Reporter for The Canberra Times. She investigates and writes about federal politics and government from the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. Dana was previously a Federal Health Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and has also been a Media Reporter at The Australian and Finance Editor at Contact her on

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