National mapping reveals that 37.3% of Australia is covered by coal and gas licences and applications.
That amounts to 285 million hectares - an area almost 13 times the size of Great Britain!
Our best food-producing lands, our finest natural areas and some of our most important water resources are all at risk from unsafe coal and gas mining.Read more
Right now in Australia, power companies such as AGL, Origin and Energy Australia are all investing their money in coal seam gas mining and unconventional gas fracking.
However, you don’t have to get your power from these suppliers!
There are other energy retailers who provide low cost alternatives and are stronger supporters of renewable energy. Switching to one of these will mean you're supporting a company who invests in renewable energy sources.Read more
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
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