Original article by Patrick Durkin, Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 2-Oct-17
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg supports a suggestion by the Commonwealth Grants Commission concerning the goods and services tax and gas moratoriums or bans. The Commission has suggested states that have such bans could have their GST allocation reduced. Victoria has a ban on all on-shore gas exploration and development, but Treasurer Tim Pallas says it will not be "bullied" into lifting its ban. David Jochinke from the Victorian Farmers’ Federation said it would not be opposed to having the moratorium on conventional gas lifted, provided all possible risks are addressed.
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