The Guardian Australia
Anne Davies
Sun 3 May 2020

The Guardian reports on apparent conflict of interest when the chair of the National Covid Coordination Commission ‘singled out an ammonia plant at the top of the list of projects to kickstart the economy, and is also said to have dusted off plans for a west-east pipeline from the North West Shelf that was first mooted in 2018 but rejected by the federal government after a study by consultants ACIL Economics found it was feasible but not the most economical way to increase gas supply on the east coast.’

The new executive chairman of the Covid commission, Nev Power, a prominent West Australian businessman, was until February 2018 the chief executive of Fortescue Metals Group, which is heavily involved in a major gas and solar project in the Pilbara in WA.

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