Renewables fund rejects Hockey's request to cease investing

THE investment fund set up under Labor to encourage low emission technology and renewable energy projects has rejected a request from the Treasurer Joe Hockey to stop making new investments.

The announcement comes ahead of a key shadow cabinet meeting today at which Labor MPs will discuss their next move on the future of the carbon tax.

The Coalition's carbon price repeal policy includes provisions to dismantle the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

Mr Hockey is expected to introduce the legislation later this year and has asked the CEFC to stop lending in the interim.

However, the board and executive of the fund have decided to continue making investment decisions.

Read more at ABC News Online

Topics:  joe hockey renewable energy

Rubbish truck's load catches alight

A J.R. Richards and Sons rubbish truck container caught alight on the Pacific Highway.

Fire in skip bin causes traffic hold ups

South Grafton duxes awarded the honour 80 years apart meet

NOW AND THEN: Mary Austen and Molly Dungey who were both Dux of their years.

Two South Grafton Primary School Duxes meet, 80 years apart

UPDATE: Students, teachers held in school lockdown

Police were called to the high school after it was forced into lockdown.

School in lockdown due to altercation on premises

Local Partners