Tuesday, 10 November 2020
That the Senate—
(a) notes that the 2020 Budget contains $28.3 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish five strategic basin plans to accelerate gas development in priority geological basins; and
(b) opposes the use of these public funds to expand the gas industry.
Gas continues to be a key resource for all Australians. We must continue to strategically develop our gas resources, ensuring Australian industries have access to cheap, reliable gas. Access to cheap, reliable gas is a key part of the Morrison-McCormack government's economic recovery from COVID-19. Australia has vast reserves of untapped natural gas. Developing these resources required strategic planning. Once again, the Greens show their contempt of Australian industries and users.