BannedThe Government has released its Fracking policy, which extends the current moratorium on fracking for gas or petroleum until March 2020. The policy makes clear that exploration not involving fracking may continue during that period.

The policy recognises the uncertainty regarding impacts and the genuine concerns expressed by the community, including farmers and producers throughout Tasmania. The government will undertake a full review of fracking practices prior to 2020, having regard to regulatory frameworks and environmental and health impacts experienced in other states.

Read the policy here, the final report of the Fracking review, and all submissions received here.

Read the ABC News report here.