Carbon Capture and Storage

Melina BATH (Eastern Victoria) (12:53): (50) My question is to the Minister for Energy and Resources. In the news today the Japanese government through its Green Innovation Fund has committed to providing and investing $2 billion for a joint venture with regard to the hydrogen liquification process and hydrogen energy, both produced through the gasification of coal in Latrobe Valley and shipped out through Hastings in my electorate. Constituents in both Latrobe Valley and Hastings are delighted with this. My question goes to the need for carbon capture and storage to be part of that process and the CarbonNet project and the work that has been done. So my question is: what is the minister doing to actively assist with the commercialisation of carbon capture and storage, which is pivotal for the hydrogen project’s viability?