Scott Morrison's Liberal-led coalition had focused its energy policy on driving down power prices © Brook Mitchell/Getty Images
Scott Morrison's Liberal-led coalition had focused its energy policy on driving down power prices © Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

Build more coal plants, re-elected PM told

The Liberal-led coalition government has been urged to build new coal plants as Scott Morrison is re-elected prime minister after what was dubbed the “climate election”.

Ahead of the election, a survey by Lowy Institute Poll found more than 60% of Australians agreed with the sentiment that "global warming is a serious and pressing problem. We should begin taking steps now even if this involves significant cost".

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