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Tasmania needs a permanent ban on fracking: Greens

The Australian Greens Leader, Tasmanian Senator Christine Milne has welcomed the extended moratorium on fracking but says Tasmanians need the certainty of a permanent ban.

"We need to send a signal now to all the companies involved, and the financial institutions behind them, to say we are never going to allow fracking in Tasmania, full stop, it is over," said Senator Milne.

"Farmers are going to be worried sick that while the public has been calmed down thanks to this moratorium, everything is actually business as usual behind the scenes.

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