“Australia has ample gas reserves to supply domestic and international customers, but states such as New South Wales and Victoria have prevented gas exploration and development.
“Those same states are now complaining about tight supply and higher prices.
“Rather than seeking to cripple the LNG export industry with more regulation – destroying jobs in the process – the AWU should urge the New South Wales Labor Conference to reverse the state ALP’s opposition to responsible development of New South Wales’ unconventional gas reserves.
“NSW imports 97 per cent of its gas from interstate. Unless gas development is allowed to happen in the state, New South Wales will soon have no local production.