This document describes damning situations where state and federal governments have overlooked or ignored dangerous practices. It highlights the deficiencies of large-scale mining and resource development with emphasis on activities of most concern to communities; coal and unconventional gas.
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...
This guide contains 16 leading practices, framed around six broad themes, providing guidance to regulators and information related to industry practices.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.