Nationals MP hails Narrabri gas project as win for community despite vocal opposition

The Guardian | Oct 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • The Nationals frontbencher Mark Coulton has declared the controversial Narrabri gas project is a winner for his community, despite continuing opposition from landholders, environmentalists and Indigenous traditional owners.
  • Coulton’s stout defence of the Narrabri project came as the prime minister on Thursday stepped around a question about how much the “gas-led recovery” would cost taxpayers, and whether the government had modelled the impact of a significant gas expansion on his government’s climate change policy commitments.
  • And business has largely welcomed the government’s signalling about increasing the supply of gas for domestic use, the politically influential NFF will lobby the government to make sure the plan does not involve a significant expansion of coal seam gas projects.