Mr Ferguson said NSW Premier Mike Baird now has a mandate to progress with onshore gas development, while condemning NSW Labor’s pre-election policy for a state-wide moratorium on CSG.
“I hope that the Labor party and some sections of trade unions do reassess their position,”? Mr Ferguson said.
“The Baird government has a mandate on gas development and electricity privatisation.”?
Mr Ferguson, who is currently a Non-Executive Director of BG Group and Chair for the Australia Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) advisory board, added that anti-gas campaigns have ignored the science and threaten job security.