Currently there are some 50,000 abandoned mines across the country. The companies have simply walked away and left the sites un-rehabilitated.
Some of the mines that have been abandoned are huge and the cost of repairing the land and water resources will run into billions of dollars.
The NSW and Queensland Governments are currently approving some of the most enormous coal mines Australia has ever seen.Read more
HAVE YOUR SAY! Submit to the Senate Inquiry on Unconventional Gas Mining in Australia. THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 14th March 2016.
The Senate Select Committee is conducting a review of unconventional gas mining in Australia with a focus on ‘The adequacy of Australia‘s legislative, regulatory and policy framework for unconventional gas mining including coal seam gas (CSG) and shale gas mining…’
This is an historic opportunity to get a national spotlight on the impacts of unconventional gas mining on human health, food production and the environment.Read more
The coal seam gas (CSG) export industry in Australia is causing gas prices to rise. The construction of three CSG export plants in Queensland will allow CSG miners to export their gas and obtain much higher prices paid by the world market.
This means domestic prices will rise to match the world price. The increase in your gas bill in 2015 as a result of CSG exports will be up up to $162 per year for a household and $625 per year for a small business. Further increases are likely beyond 2016.Read more