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Minerals Council slams Victorian Government Ban

Minerals Council slams Victorian Government Ban

The Minerals Council of Australia has recently slammed the Andrews Government’s nonsensical moratorium on onshore natural gas exploration, stating it was an “anti-science” decision that will cost jobs and investment in regional Victoria.

The Minerals Council executive director, Gavin Lind said Victoria’s “regressive” energy policies and “antiquated approvals processes” were sending a chill through the entire Victorian mining industry.

“Despite Victoria’s minerals prospectivity, the state’s international attractiveness as a destination for minerals investment continues to fall,”

“Without reform, Victoria will miss its chance to turn growing global demand for its minerals, such as mineral sands and gold, into high-skill, high-wage jobs and investment.”

Read more at the Bendigo Advertiser here

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