Initial policy being developed.

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.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Ensuring gas companies comply with our laws
Lead agency

Action item updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will consider the options for, and implications of, this recommendation and provide for it via legislation.