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Members Statements: Onshore conventional gas

Mr HIBBINS: I condemn the state government’s decision to allow for conventional onshore gas drilling. To deal with the climate crisis, fossil fuels need to stay in the ground, full stop. Onshore gas drilling is devastating for our climate, is bad for the environment, is bad for farmers and stands in the way of getting to 100 per cent renewable energy, and it is a cynical move to announce it now.