Action item 14.32
Government approval for consultation on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill.
That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, the Government enacts provisions that reverse the onus of proof or create rebuttable presumptions for pollution and environmental harm offences for all onshore shale gas activities.
To be completed by November 2022.
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet
Action item update
The government will consider the options for, and implications of, this recommendation and provide for it via legislation. Amendments to legislation will occur in 2022.