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Fracking

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Hydraulic fracturing
Hydrofracking
NARROWER TERMS


Report

CSIR…who? A closer look at recent research on coal seam gas environmental impacts

A study, purported to be from the CSIRO, that showed that fracking was “safe for the environment” was actually overseen by the gas industry, and was based on just six of Queensland’s 19,000 coal seam gas wells, according to this analysis by The Australia Institute.
Briefing paper

Why onshore gas will not help manufacturing in the NT

This paper highlights that employment in gas-related manufacturing declined while gas in the Northern Territory was very cheap. Fracked gas will be far more expensive, making petrochemical manufacturing in the Territory unviable without massive taxpayer subsidy.
Discussion paper

Fracking and slacking

This paper highlights the extent of taxpayer assistance to the onshore oil and gas industry in the Northern Territory.
Report

All it’s fracked up to be

This analysis shows Northen Territory (NT) fracking emissions under the NT Government’s own fracking inquiry’s high production scenario would be worse than the emissions of Australia’s coal fleet across the National Energy Market (NEM) in 2030, and require more offsets each year than have ever...
Strategy

Implementation of the Government’s response to the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia

This Implementation Plan responds to the final report of the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia. The McGowan Government will support a safe, responsible and compliant approach to petroleum development, both onshore and offshore in Western Australia.
Discussion paper

Consultation paper: Proposed reserved blocks (no-go zones) for petroleum activities in the Northern Territory

This paper has been released to provide an opportunity for the community to comment on the areas proposed to be protected from petroleum activities. The consultation period closes on 20 June 2019.
Policy report

The implications for human health and wellbeing of expanding gas mining in Australia

This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...
Guide

Leading practices guide for coal seam gas development in Australia

This guide contains 16 leading practices, framed around six broad themes, providing guidance to regulators and information related to industry practices.
Report

The economic impacts of unconventional gas in Western Australia

WA’s moratorium on fracking has been overturned without consideration of economic impacts. Economic logic, and the lived experience of Queensland and the USA, shows the industry has an incentive to expand as much and as fast as possible. This has a negative impact on communities...
Report

Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia: final report

As part of its report, the Panel has made 91 findings regarding the risks, public concern and regulation of onshore hydraulic fracture stimulation, and 44 recommendations as to how those risks and concerns might be further reduced should the state government choose to lift the...
Policy

Policy initiative: Stop fracking and unconventional gas

Fracking and unconventional gas including coal seam gas pose a serious threat to our climate, groundwater, agricultural land and community. Frackingand gas mining has expanded rapidly across Australia thanks to the industry’s cosy relationship with governments, but has been destructive to land andcommunities. Landholders and...
Briefing paper

Frackmail?

New evidence shows the Scott Morrison’s $260 million payment to NT was not a longstanding policy. Attempts to get to the bottom of things using Freedom of Information have been blocked.
Discussion paper

Options for the implementation of recommendation 9.8 of NT Fracking Inquiry

The fracking inquiry that reported earlier this year recommended that unconventional gas extraction should only be permitted if the all 135 recommendations are accepted and implemented. All recommendations were accepted by the NT government when it lifted the gas moratorium.
Report

Gas and the Wide Bay Burnett economy

Gas exploration is being undertaken in the Wide Bay Burnett region. This report argues that development of gasfields would present a risk to the region’s diverse services, tourism, agricultural and manufacturing economies.
Report

GISERA and conflict of interest

This report examines the fundamental conflict of interest that underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.
Report

Hydraulic fracturing – is industry standard practice the best practice? The case for waterless fracking

Waterless fracking, where alternative fluids are used to provide the hydraulic energy to fracture rock and release natural gas, is a relatively recent innovation designed to make fracking a more safe and efficient process.
Report

Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing (NT): final report

This inquiry final report contains 135 recommendations to reduce the identified risks associated with any development of any onshore shale gas industry in the Northern Territory to acceptable levels.
Report

The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory – part two: major risks and conclusion

In September 2016, the Northern Territory Government announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of onshore unconventional reservoirs, including the use of hydraulic fracturing for exploration, extraction and production. This was followed by the announcement of an independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore...
Report

The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory – part one: methodology and summary of findings

The development and regulation of any onshore unconventional gas industry is an equally contentious matter in the Northern Territory. Three Territory governments have commissioned reviews and inquiries into the onshore unconventional petroleum industry to identify, address and alleviate community concerns in this regard.
Submission

Submission on the Draft Final Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory: greenhouse gas emissions

The Draft Final Report of the Northern Territory Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing effectively recommends approval of unconventional gas development in the NorthernTerritory. It does this despite the huge potential climate change impacts of developing a shale gas industry, which this submission focuses on.