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Drew Hutton, national president, Lock The Gate Alliance (LTGA)

I have decided that I am willing to take part in the discussions for the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference scheduled for October 8 to 10 in Brisbane.

LTGA has written to the conference organisers requesting that representatives from our organisation to be invited to attend.

LTGA has particular interest in the sessions on social licence to operate.

We represent the society that this industry needs to win over if they want to continue extracting fossil-fuel resources in Australia at the expense of virtually everything else, Mr Hutton said.

The issue of coal-seam gas (CSG) mining was important in NSW local government elections held on September 8.

All 59 candidates for Tweed Shire Council campaigned as opponents of CSG. In neighbouring Lismore Shire a referendum proved that 87 per cent of the voters rejected CSG .

Obviously the CSG industry has no mandate from the public – quite the opposite.

APPEA will demonstrate its commitment to a social licence to operate when they extend an invitation to us to attend.

If they don’t we will know that it is merely more industry spin, Mr Hutton concluded.


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