FOOT ON THE GAS FOR AUSSIE NEEDS

Sunday Tasmanian - - Letters -

IF Aus­tralia’s to­tal gas pro­duc­tion is higher than our to­tal do­mes­tic re­quire­ment, I don’t see a short­age.

Our needs should be ful­filled be­fore we ex­port. Our econ­omy and em­ploy­ment come first.

Look­ing around for new gas re­sources prob­a­bly won’t fix the sit­u­a­tion, as more will be ex­ported.

A gas tax on ex­porters un­til our needs are sat­is­fied should be con­sid­ered. With all of our ma­jor oil re­finer­ies now shut, we are to­tally re­liant on im­ports from Sin­ga­pore and other sources, so it’s about time the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment looked af­ter Aus­tralia’s needs first. J. Pan­ton Ho­bart

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