Media statement to welcome Prime Minister's move on domestic gas policy

"I welcome the fact that in his Press Club speech today, the Prime Minister has identified access to competitively priced gas for Australian businesses and households as part of the national competitiveness agenda. 

"I raised this issue in the Australian Parliament last month

"Until now, this has been a 'sleeper' issue but given the serious implications for households and the manufacturing sector in particular, it warrants national policy attention - and debate.

"I therefore strongly welcome the focus now being directed to this issue by Prime Minister Rudd."