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.”
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