Initial policy development underway.
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 end December 2021.
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.