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Much-needed new jobs and investment in regional Victoria are being delayed – or missed – by antiquated approvals processes and uncertainty together with the Victorian Government’s permanent ban on all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development.
In recent days, we have seen two sharply different but equally damaging approaches to resources development in Australia.
The announcement by the Victorian Government that it will introduce legislation to permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development, including hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and coal seam gas is a regressive step for the nation, not just Victoria.
Presentation by Executive Director - Coal Greg Evans at the Future Energy and Finance forum at IMARC.