Category: Minister for Resources

Banning Fracking Once And For All

Landmark legislation to permanently ban fracking for gas will today return to the Victorian Parliament as the Andrews Labor Government puts regional communities first to protect our clean and green reputation. Victorians have overwhelmingly embraced a ban on fracking to support farmers, the environment and the state’s vital food and fibre sector. In a national […]

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Liberals And Nationals Refuse To Stand By Victorian Farmers

The Victorian Liberals and Nationals must now decide whether they back Victorian farmers and support a ban on fracking – or are craven to the Sydney-centric Prime Minister. In an attempt to distract from his own issues, the Prime Minister has criticised the Andrews Labor Government for its decision to ban fracking in Victoria. We […]

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Protecting Our Agricultural Heartland From Fracking

Farmers in Gippsland have thrown their support behind the Andrews Labor Government’s move to permanently ban hydraulic fracking and extraction of coal seam gas. Minister for Resources Wade Noonan today visited local farms in Lindenow and Longford – an area of Gippsland world-renowned for its dairy and fresh produce. Victoria’s agricultural sector exports about $12 […]

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No More Fracking: South-West Farmers Have Their Say

The Andrews Labor Government’s move to permanently ban fracking for gas continues to build support with farmers near Victoria’s surf coast saying they want the practice outlawed for good. Minister for Resources Wade Noonan was taken on a guided tour through a local farm in Bambra, inland of Aireys Inlet, where he spoke to community […]

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Liberals, Nationals Need To Come Clean On Fracking

Minister for Resources Wade Noonan has urged Victoria’s Liberal and Nationals to reveal their stance on fracking, in the wake of their South Australian colleagues committing to a 10-year moratorium for unconventional gas. Liberal South Australian Opposition Leader Steven Marshall has made an election commitment for a moratorium on unconventional gas less than a week […]

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On Target For Victoria’s Next Gold Rush

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting licensed explorers in northern Victoria to apply for grants to search for gold and base metals in the northern part of the Bendigo geological province. The funding is available on an industry-matched basis to mineral exploration companies as part of the second round of grants from our $15 million […]

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Liberals And Nationals Fracture On Fracking

It has been four weeks since the Andrews Labor Government announced the nation’s first permanent ban on fracking and coal seam gas, yet it is still unclear whether the Liberals and Nationals will support the ban. Farming communities across Victoria have been calling for a ban on unconventional gas for years, and the Labor Government […]

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Fracking Ban A Boon For Victorian Farmers

Regional and rural communities across Victoria have embraced the Andrews Labor Government’s decision to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing and coal seam gas in Victoria. Minister for Resources Wade Noonan today visited award winning Ravens Creek Farm in Moriac, a family-owned agribusiness that produces berries, honey, vegetables, grass-fed beef and free-range pork. To protect businesses like […]

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Letter To The Editor: Banning Fracking In Victoria

Dear Editor, There has been a great deal of uncertainty and large-scale community concern about hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and coal seam gas in Victoria. The moratorium did not solve this problem. It only brought more uncertainty and caused a great deal of anxiety to our farmers in the process. Over the past few months, I’ve […]

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Liberals And Nationals All Over The Place On Fracking

After years of Coalition inaction, indecision and infighting on onshore gas in Victoria, the deep split between the Liberals and the Nationals is once again on show following yesterday’s historic announcement by the Andrews Labor Government. In a national first, the Labor Government is introducing a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all […]

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