Peak bodies at unconventional gas hearing

Gas hearing 22 Jul

A number of peak bodies have appeared at a public hearing for the parliamentary inquiry into onshore unconventional gas in Victoria.

Conducted by the Victorian Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee, the inquiry heard from the Victorian Farmers Federation, the Minerals Council of Australia and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.

Vic Farmers Fed

Victorian Farmers Federation representatives at the hearing

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning also gave evidence at the Melbourne hearing, along with experts from the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.

The first public hearing for the inquiry was held in Sale and further hearings will be held in regional Victoria during August.

Tim Forcey

Tim Forcey from the Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne gave evidence

The Committee has received many hundreds of submissions to the inquiry and they are being made available on the Committee’s website once they are processed.

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Environment Cttee Chair and Deputy

Committee Chair Hon David Davis and Deputy Chair Harriet Shing at the hearing

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