The Auditor General’s report on unconventional gas was tabled at the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Onshore Unconventional Gas last month.
In its report, the Auditor General cited recommendations from the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), which called for the moratorium to be extended to 2020.
As reported by Gas Today, the Auditor General’s submission to the inquiry claimed that the existing regulatory system is incapable of managing the industry.
“The current regulatory system will not be able to effectively manage unconventional gas risks. The system is complex and fragmented, making it difficult for DEDJTR (the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources) to effectively implement and administer,” the report said.
The Auditor General is due to front the inquiry on October 6 in a public hearing.