Parliament Updates

Zali Steggall MP calls on the government to curb methane leaks

8 August 2023

To the Prime Minister. Methane emissions are eighty times more potent in trapping heat than CO2 in the first twenty years. Methane has been documented to leak, or be actively vented into the air at every stage of gas extraction and distribution in Australia. The IEA has estimated that Australia is under-reporting methane by up to 60%. This invalidates all commitments, including the Safeguard Mechanism Cap. Will you legislate to properly measure and stop leaking and venting of methane?