Gas: your end is near

If you believe the hype from the government and from the fossil fuel industry, gas is poised to swoop in and heroically stimulate the economy, reduce energy prices and save Australia’s emissions trajectory.

Dissonance on fracking continues to split conservatives

The clamour against fracking continues to grow and very inconceniently for conservative rural interests, with the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia joining the NSW branch of its organisation to oppose the industry.

Fracking Banned In Victoria, Giving Certainty To Farmers

From the Victorian government: Victoria’s farmers and our proud regional communities now have certainty after the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Fracking Ban Bill passed the Victorian Parliament. The Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2016 passed through the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament without amendment this afternoon. Farming communities across Victoria have been calling for a […]

Coalition backs Victoria’s fracking ban

From Victorian government:  Landmark legislation to permanently ban fracking for gas will today return to the Victorian Parliament as the Andrews Labor Government puts regional communities first to protect our clean and green reputation. Victorians have overwhelmingly embraced a ban on fracking to support farmers, the environment and the state’s vital food and fibre sector. In […]