AUSTRALIA’S major political parties have accepted almost $2.7 million in donations from companies associated with unconventional gas between 2010 and 2013.
The unconventional gas industry’s short-term future in Victoria has hung in the balance since a series of increasingly strict moratoriums were placed on surveying and extracting onshore natural gas.
However, the crucial role that MPs will play next year in deciding whether or not to lift those moratoriums has not stopped major parties accepting donations from companies associated with unconventional gas.
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