A simplistic claim about power price hikes splashed across tabloid front pages on Tuesday could seed confusion and doubt

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: the Coalition, abetted by News Corp, claims a Labor policy to accelerate the rollout of renewable energy and do more to tackle the climate crisis would trigger a damaging jump in electricity prices.

The full horror was splashed across the tabloids on Tuesday. “Labor’s price surge,” shouted the Daily Telegraph. “Bill shock war,” said the Herald Sun. You get the idea.

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