The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division (MCA Victoria) makes this submission to inform the Victorian Government’s response to the Gas Market Taskforce’s report. MCA Victoria welcomed the opportunity to meet with the Chair of the Taskforce.

A number of these recommendations could apply equally to all mineral developments, and have been advocated by MCA Victoria for a decade. Coal Seam Gas is a mineral commodity like gold, coal and mineral sands and the regulatory requirements to manage the impacts of exploration and mineral development are identical.

This submission is divided into two sections: the first outlines the policy context of onshore gas in Victoria; and the second addresses MCA Victoria’s response to the Gas Market Task force report.

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