ACTIVIST WARNING: BG Group Australia chair Catherine Tanna, pictured addressing a summit in Gladstone in 2010.
ACTIVIST WARNING: BG Group Australia chair Catherine Tanna, pictured addressing a summit in Gladstone in 2010. CHRISSY HARRIS

BG Group boss says LNG activists could hit jobs, investment

BG GROUP Australia chair Catherine Tanna has hit out at activists who take on LNG development, saying they threaten thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investment.

Speaking in Brisbane, the former Gladstone local said criticisms of the industry were highly questionable, and yet often determined public policy.

She slammed proposed amendments to the federal Environment Protection Act, which BG subsidiary QGC wants withdrawn.

The change would make coal and natural gas industries subject to new laws around protecting water.

Ms Tanna said those industries currently use less than 4% of Australia's water, while agriculture uses more than 50%.



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