Opposition crosses party lines, with Labor, Liberal and minor party voters all expressing concern

Most Australians support bans on new unconventional gas exploration but the federal government has told the states to “get off their backsides” and end bans.

More than twice as many Australians support moratoriums on fracking (56%) than those who oppose them (20%), according to an Australia Institute survey of 1,420 people conducted over a week in March.

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