Turnbull weighs in on gas mining concerns

MEET AT GREET: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets supporters and constituents at Jens Hotel on Monday night. 		 Pictures: SANDRA MORELLO

MEET AT GREET: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets supporters and constituents at Jens Hotel on Monday night. Pictures: SANDRA MORELLO

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will not intervene in gas mining expansion in the Limestone Coast, arguing it was a "political" matter for the State Government.

This is despite saying hydraulic fracturing gas mining - also known as fracking - should not be forced onto regions where there was no social licence.

Speaking at a packed community "meet and greet" at Jens Hotel on Monday night, Mr Turnbull responded to a question from activists against gas mining.

His arrival came ahead of tomorrow's Beach Energy information session in Mount Gambier, which was expected to attract dozens of protesters.

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