Thursday, 25 September 2008
Questions without Notice
I address my question to the Acting Prime Minister. I refer the Acting Prime Minister to reported plans of the Japanese Inpex Group to pipe gas to Darwin for liquefaction. Acting Prime Minister, what is the estimated increase in global greenhouse gas emissions arising from the manufacture of this unnecessary extra 800-kilometre pipeline and the ongoing pumping energy requirements? Furthermore, what is the negative effect on Australia’s terms of trade and Commonwealth resource rent tax revenue arising from those additional costs?