Fracking

Alternate Term Label:
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...
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.
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.
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...
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

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...
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...