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An explosive situation!

After the 1965 discovery of Natural Gas supplies in Bass Strait eventually in 1969 - 1970 the population was encouraged to convert appliances to 'cleaner' natural gas. The slogan that 'Electricity makes life easier' was a counter for the choice to go electric.

Ban the Bomb campaigns against further development of nuclear sources that were blamed for aberrations in climate and effects on living organisms were also prolific, at this stage the effects of atmospheric tests were becoming widely known.