23 March 2021

The end of BBQs


By 2025, you won’t be able to hook up your house or building to the natural gas network, if the Government follows draft advice from the Climate Change Commission. Despite being just one of more than 100 recommendations, it caught a lot of attention. Mike Hosking called it "stupid”. Chef Martin Bosley​ said it would open "the most unbelievable can of worms” for cafes and restaurants.

The commission’s draft advice will be finalised in May, then the Government must decide whether it wants to adopt it.

According to the commission, the policy will protect the wallets of homeowners and businesses, because the cost of gas is going to shoot up over the coming decades (something you may not hear in the sales pitch for a new gas hob).

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