A joint response to the Independent Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development prepared by the Commonwealth of Australia, the State of New South Wales, the State of Queensland, the State of South Australia, and the State of Victoria.
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The Joint Response outlines the Commonwealth of Australia and the states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria (the Parties) response to the Independent Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development
The Parties welcome the findings of the review and in particular note the finding that the operation of the Agreement has strengthened the regulation of coal seam gas and large coal mining by enhancing the extent to which decisions have been informed by improved science and independent expert advice.
The Parties intend to continue to work together to ensure that the outcomes of the Agreement have enduring effect by continuing to deliver improvements to the regulation of coal seam gas and large coal mining development. This commitment is aligned with the goals of the COAG Energy Council’s Gas Supply Strategy and the Australian Government’s Domestic Gas Strategy to have all jurisdictions continue sharing scientific capabilities, information and experience in facilitating the responsible development of the unconventional gas industry.