CSG no longer allowed in Ipswich

JOSHUA ADAMSON The Ipswich City Council has joined the crusade against CSG, joining nearby councils in banning the infamous form of mining in the area. Coal seam gas has never strayed far from the headlines, with stories about its negative … [Read more...]

Industry Minister urges speed-up on NSW gas approvals

GAVIN COOTE The newly-elected Industry Minister Ian MacFarlane is stepping in to fast-track coal seam gas project approvals in New South Wales in response to a perceived "gas crisis". Mr MacFarlane warned job loss and gas shortages could be … [Read more...]

Activist-turned educator empowering concerned communities

GAVIN COOTE He’s helped organise some of the country’s most significant social movements in one capacity or another over the last three decades. Aidan Ricketts lives at Lismore in the northern rivers region of New South Wales, itself being a … [Read more...]

Researcher soon to release findings on CSG mental health impacts

GAVIN COOTE A psychology researcher is nearing completion of a comprehensive study into the mental health impacts coal seam gas exploration may have on farmers. University of New England PhD candidate Methuen Morgan, formerly a farmer at … [Read more...]