Victorian premier also pushes back on Turnbull’s criticism of state’s moratorium on gas extraction, saying he won’t ‘smash up’ land integral to farming and tourism

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has defended his comment that people who aren’t in power have the “luxury” of complaining about police powers that infringe on civil liberties, saying effective political leaders must give police exactly what they need to combat terrorism.

He has also dismissed again Malcolm Turnbull’s criticism of Victoria’s moratorium on onshore gas exploration, saying geologists have said there are no proven gas reserves in Victoria anyway and he won’t be ruining the environment on which farmers rely.

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