Public hearings into onshore unconventional gas

The Victorian state inquiry into unconventional gas in full swing. Gippsland and Melbourne hearings took place in July, and a hearing in Western Victoria – Torquay – took place on 12-13 August 2015.

Below are the transcripts which have been provided by www.parliament.vic.gov.au:

 

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Hearing in Parliament House

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
12.00 noon Energy Users Association of Australia pdfEnergy Users Association of Australia(PDF 291.27 KB)
12.35 pm Environment Protection Authority pdfEnvironment Protection Authority Victoria(PDF 6.14 MB)

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Hearing in Parliament House

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
7.00 pm Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 49.44 KB) pdfPlastics and Chemicals Industries Association(PDF 948.95 KB)
7.30 pm CSR Limited  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 38.4 KB) pdfCSR Limited(PDF 139.78 KB)

 

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Hearing in Parliament House

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
12.00 noon Department of Health and Human Services  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 67.91 KB)

pdfPresentation(PDF 82.25 KB)

pdfAnswers to QON(PDF 100.1 KB)

pdfGovernment of Victoria(PDF 4.52 MB)

 

12.50 pm Doctors for the Environment Australia  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 30.61 KB)

pdfHandout(PDF 768.09 KB)

 pdfDoctors for Environment Australia(PDF 580.83 KB)

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Hearing in Parliament House

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
12.00 noon Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

 pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 103.64 KB)

pdfPresentation(PDF 724.56 KB)

 pdfGovernment of Victoria(PDF 4.52 MB)

 

Wednesday 12 August 2015 – Regional Hearing

Surf Coast Shire Council, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
12.00 noon Surf Coast Shire Council

Greater Geelong City Council

Colac Otway Shire Council

pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 59.11 KB)

pdfSurf Coast Shire Presentation.pdf(PDF 2.07 MB)

pdfAnswers to QON(PDF 754.54 KB)

pdfCity of Greater Geelong(PDF 601.66 KB)

pdfColac Otway Shire(PDF 292.12 KB)

1.30 pm Barwon Water  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 44.64 KB)

pdfHandout(PDF 504 KB)

pdfBarwon Region Water Corporation(PDF 290.2 KB)
2.15 pm Frack Free Moriac  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 40.37 KB)
3.00 pm Mike Forrester  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 41.72 KB) pdfBarwon Paediatricans(PDF 500.07 KB)
3.45 pm G21 Agribusiness

Otway Harvest Trail

 pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 40.84 KB)

pdfG21 Agribusiness Handout(PDF 274.03 KB)

4.15 pm Comments from the Floor pdfIan Clarke(PDF 12.96 KB)

pdfWendy Klason(PDF 11.04 KB)

pdfDarren Noyes-Brown(PDF 10.42 KB)

pdfAlan Manson(PDF 8.98 KB)

pdfSuzanne Yandle(PDF 10.43 KB)

pdfChris Johnson(PDF 9.28 KB)

pdfKristin Bitmead(PDF 10.62 KB) 

 

 

Thursday 13 August 2015 – Regional Hearing

Surf Coast Shire Council, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
9.00 am 3228 Residents Association  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 42.4 KB)
9.45 am Friends Of The Earth  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 68.02 KB)

 

pdfFriends of the Earth(PDF 373.1 KB)

pdfAttachment 1(PDF 113.74 KB)

10.45 am Professor Samantha Hepburn, Deakin University pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 76.68 KB)  pdfSamantha Hepburn(PDF 855.26 KB)
11.30 am Michael Blackam, Coffey  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 60.25 KB)

pdfPresentation(PDF 1.31 MB)

pdfMichael Blackam(PDF 1.89 MB)
12.45 pm Dr George Carman  pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 66.14 KB)

pdfPresentation.pdf(PDF 266.41 KB)

pdfDr. George Carman(PDF 178.79 KB)
 1.15 pm Frack Free Geelong
Gasfield Free Torquay
pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 31.01 KB)  pdfFrack Free Geelong(PDF 4.27 MB)
 2.00 pm Wurdale Landcare Group pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 37.38 KB) pdfWurdale Landcare Group(PDF 27.96 KB)
 2.30 pm Environmental Justice Australia pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 49.84 KB)

pdfHandout 1(PDF 502.95 KB)

pdfHandout 2(PDF 359.99 KB)

pdfEnvironmental Justice Australia(PDF 2.8 MB)

 

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Hearing in Parliament House

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
7.30 pm Environment Victoria
Dr Nick Aberle, Safe Climate Campaign Manager
Anne Martinelli, One Million Homes Energy Efficiency Campaigner
 pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 58.77 KB) pdfEnvironment Victoria(PDF 538.08 KB)
8.15 pm Grattan Institute
Tony Wood, Energy Program Director
David Blowers, Energy Fellow
 pdfCorrected Transcript(PDF 82.06 KB)  pdfGrattan Institute(PDF 10.59 MB)

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Hearing in Parliament House

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
10.00 am Mr Tim Forcey, Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne pdfTranscript(PDF 86.94 KB)

pdfPresentation(PDF 1003.12 KB)

pdfUniversity of Melbourne Energy Institute(PDF 436.3 KB)
10.45 am Professor Peter Cook pdfTranscript(PDF 71.89 KB) pdfAustralian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering(PDF 263.44 KB)

pdfAppendix 1(PDF 9.09 MB)

11.30 am Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning pdfTranscript(PDF 66.74 KB)

pdfPresentation(PDF 1.65 MB)

 
12.30 pm Victorian Farmers Federation pdfTranscript(PDF 65.63 KB) pdfVictorian Farmers Federation(PDF 1.55 MB)
1.15 pm Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) pdfTranscript(PDF 91.45 KB) pdfAPPEA(PDF 1.88 MB)
2.00 pm Dr Matthew Currell, RMIT University, Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering pdfTranscript(PDF 64.47 KB)

pdfPresentation (PDF 2 MB)

pdfMatthew Currell (PDF 197.98 KB)
2.45 pm Minerals Council of Australia pdfTranscript(PDF 328.4 KB) pdfMinerals Council of Australia(PDF 5.99 MB)

 

 

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex (GRSC), 116 Cobains Road, Sale

Time Witness Transcript Written submission
9.00 am Dr Jo McCubbin pdfCorrected Transcript47.23 KB

pdfPresentation(PDF 9.5 MB)

 
9.45 am Dairy Australia pdfCorrected Transcript44.38 KB
10.45 am Lakes Oil pdfCorrected Transcript101.60 KB

pdfPresentation(PDF 3.21 MB)

pdfLakes Oil(PDF 1.51 MB)
11.30 am Ignite Energy Resources pdfCorrected Transcript46.52 KB

pdfPresentation(PDF 891.11 KB)

 

 

Tuesday 30 June 2015 – Regional Hearing

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex (GRSC), 116 Cobains Road, Sale, Victoria

Time Witness Transcript
12.00 noon Wellington Shire
South Gippsland Shire
Baw Baw Shire
LaTrobe Shire
Bass Coast Shire
pdfCorrected Transcript72.64 KB  

pdfBass Coast Shire Council(PDF 88.32 KB)

1.30 pm Alex Arbuthnot pdfCorrected Transcript48.50 KB pdfAlexander Arbuthnot(PDF 183.78 KB)
2.15 pm Lock the Gate pdfCorrected Transcript52.07 KB pdfLock the Gate(PDF 1.97 MB)
3.15 pm Ross Scott pdfCorrected Transcript51.62 KB
4.00 pm Committee for Gippsland pdfCorrected Transcript38.28 KB
4.45 pm Comments from the Floor pdfCorrected Transcript64.29 KB

 

 

Transcripts source

The transcripts above are all provided by www.parliament.vic.gov.au

 

Final report

The the final report on 1 Dececember 2015. So there is still a few very vital weeks to keep the pressure on the committee and government.

» Here is a list of things you still can do:
www.melbourne.foe.org.au/protect_victoria

An article published in The Australian on 12 August 2015 under the headline ‘MPs to cede to gas ban activists’, and with the subtitle: ‘A deluge of “Lock the Gate”-style anti-exploration submissions to a parliamentary committee ­appear to have crushed the chances of Victoria establishing its own onshore gas industry in the short term.’ …would indicate that we are on the right track towards a total ban.

» Transcripts from the first hearings can be found here:
www.parliament.vic.gov.au/epc/article/2637


Submissions

Thank you so much to all of you that put in submissions to the inquiry commission. They received a total of 1,600 submissions, most of which can be read on the website here:
www.parliament.vic.gov.au/epc/article/2636

For instance:

» City of Greater Geelong (PDF 601.66 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_601_-_City_of_Greater_Geelong.pdf

» Colac Otway Shire (PDF 292.12 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_823_-__Colac_Otway_Shire.pdf

» Frack Free Geelong (PDF 4.27 MB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_869_-_Frack_Free_Geelong.pdf

» Geelong Sustainability Group (PDF 802.98 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_870_-_Geelong_Sustainability_Group.pdf

» Doctors for Environment Australia (PDF 580.83 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_416_-_Doctors_for_Environment_Australia_.pdf

» Barwon Paediatricans (PDF 500.07 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_864_-_Barwon_Paediatricans.pdf

» Environment Victoria (PDF 538.08 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_400_-_Environment_Victoria.pdf

» Friends of the Earth (PDF 373.1 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_466_-_Friends_of_the_Earth.pdf

» Lock the Gate (PDF 1.97 MB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_393_-_Lock_the_Gate_.pdf

» University of Melbourne Energy Institute (PDF 436.3 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_194_-_University_of_Melbourne_Energy_Institute.pdf

» Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_451_-_Australian_Academy_of_Technological_Sciences_and_Engineering_-_file_1.pdf

» Matthew Currell (PDF 197.98 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_11_-_Matthew_Currell.pdf
Dr Matthew Currell, RMIT University, Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering, spoke at the hearing in Melbourne on 22 July 2015.

» Climate Change Our Future (PDF 517.08 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_867_-_Climate_Change_Our_Future.pdf

» Barwon Region Water Corporation (PDF 290.2 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_504_-_Barwon_Region_Water_Corporation_final.pdf
Barwon Water supplies drinking water to a permanent population of 285,000 people – 20 percent of Victoria’s regional population – across an 8,100 square kilometre service area. However, their submission is disappointingly weak.

» Surf Coast Air Action Inc (PDF 393.87 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_465_-_Surf_Coast_Air_Action_Inc.pdf

» Andrew Laird (PDF 314.96 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_464_-_Andrew_Laird.pdf

» VFF – Victorian Farmers Federation (PDF 1.55 MB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_471_-VFF_-_Victorian_Farmers_Federation.pdf

» Queenscliffe Community Association (PDF 465.87 KB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_164_-_Queenscliffe_Community_Association.pdf


» Lakes Oil (PDF 1.51 MB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_510_-_Lakes_Oil.pdf

» APPEA (PDF 1.88 MB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_364_-_APPEA.pdf

» Minerals Council of Australia (PDF 5.99 MB)
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/EPC/Submission_365_-_Minerals_Council_of_Australia.pdf



 ARCHIVED | FROM 20 JULY 2015: 
The Parliamentary Inquiry into Unconventional Gas in Victoria is holding a public hearing on 22 July at Parliament House in Melbourne.  See below for details.

If you care to attend, your presence would help our numbers impact the hearing.


Media release from www.parliament.vic.gov.au/epc:

Public hearing into unconventional gas

On Wednesday 22 July, a Victorian parliamentary committee is holding a public hearing in Melbourne in relation to the inquiry into unconventional gas in Victoria. The Committee is examining the potential economic, social and environmental impacts of onshore unconventional gas development.

Chair of the Victorian Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee, Hon David Davis, said “the inquiry is an opportunity for Victorian communities to have input into the Committee’s terms of reference”.

“The Committee has received many submissions to date from individuals, organisations and governments.

“The Committee has previously held two days of hearings and will continue to seek community input as the inquiry progresses. This hearing in Melbourne will be an opportunity for the Committee to receive evidence from expert witnesses and peak bodies.”

WHAT: Public hearing into onshore unconventional gas

WHEN: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

WHERE: Legislative Council Committee Room, Parliament House, Melbourne

WHO: Environment and Planning Committee will conduct the hearing with the following schedule:

10:00 am   Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne

10:45 am   Prof Peter Cook

11:30 am   Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

12:30 pm   Victorian Farmers Federation

1:15 pm   Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

2:00 pm   Dr Matthew Currell, RMIT University, Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering

2:45 pm   Minerals Council of Australia

Further details can be found on the Committee’s website: www.parliament.vic.gov.au/epc

Enquiries: Keir Delaney, Secretary, Environment and Planning Committee – 03 8682 2816

Issued: 16 July 2015


» Source: Parliament of Victoria


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