“We are sure he will find that this is an appropriate change; Energy belongs in the Environment portfolio.”
Meanwhile, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has also welcomed the move.
“The holy grail of policy is integrated environment and energy policies, which can deliver lower emissions and affordable energy security,” said APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.
“Combining environment and energy into a single portfolio is a bold move that should be supported by everyone seeking sound long-term policy.
“Mr Frydenberg’s understanding of resources and energy issues will be an asset.