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21 September 18, 12:43pm The oil and #gas industry today welcomed the release of Resources 2030 Task Force report by @mattjcan, highlighting… https://t.co/gRdRW3jhP6
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20 September 18, 2:21pm Anti-development activists ignore the fact #natgas is essential for secure electricity and for making products ever… https://t.co/dtOyAZudSe
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19 September 18, 6:55pm NT Chief Minister @fanniebay says the Northern Territory will be a worldclass #gas hub by 2030 @Gas4NT #ntpol… https://t.co/szOQwMgsuS
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19 September 18, 6:46pm 'Go north' is the strong growth message from NT Chief Minister @fanniebay at the Facing North event at Parliament H… https://t.co/4tdjtCN2KQ
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Time is running out for the Senate Select Committee into unconventional gas mining [sic] to show that it can contribute to a genuine, fact-based public debate.

“The first public hearing in Dalby, Queensland degenerated into a show trial,” said APPEA Chief Executive Officer Dr Malcolm Roberts.

“No industry representatives were invited to appear at the March hearings in Narrabri, NSW.  It seems that the same can be said for scientific experts.

“Activists and local groups opposed to developments are entitled to be heard.  But the committee should hear all points of view and seek the best possible, independent expert advice.  Otherwise, the inquiry will simply be a waste of time and taxpayer’s money.

“The facts matter.  The committee has the opportunity – and the responsibility – to improve the public debate, not amplify slogans and unsubstantiated claims.”

“The gas industry is participating in good faith despite the obvious hostility of the chairman of the inquiry, Senator Lazarus.  Senator Lazarus repeatedly makes the offensive claim that the gas industry is committing ‘genocide’ and is happy to be photographed donating to activist groups.”

APPEA will appear at the April 12 Darwin hearing. ahead of this hearing, it has released its submission to the Inquiry, which can be found at this link.

Dr Roberts said natural gas is an essential commodity for Australia, needed for low emission power generation and as an irreplaceable feedstock for manufactured products such as fertilisers, plastics and chemicals.

“There is a compelling body of evidence from leading institutions and experts showing that, properly regulated, unconventional gas developments do not threaten the environment or public health,” he said.

“It is more than time for the inquiry to start considering that evidence”.