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Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits the Hunter, says government is ready to step up if industry doesn't deliver energy capacity

Sage Swinton
Matthew Kelly
Michael Parris
By Sage Swinton, Matthew Kelly, and Michael Parris ยท Updated April 14 2021 - 1:52pm, first published September 15 2020 - 9:00am
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government is ready to step in if industry doesn't deliver on energy

AGL says it is confident the capacity that will be lost from the closure of Liddell power station will be replaced with a mix of energy projects across the country, thereby negating the need to build a gas generator at Kurri Kurri.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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