ABC National Radio, AM Program with Tony Eastley, 2.4.13
Former Queensland bureaucrat Simone Marsh has told the Four Corners program she was forced to rush assessments of major coal seam gas projects in a process which put commercial outcomes before the environment. http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2013/s3727561.htm
2GB Radio, 2.4.13
Alan Jones talks about the Four Corners program “Gas Leak” – and how disgraceful the approvals system for gas projects has been. How the govt. said all they wanted were “bankable outcomes” – that they had a $20 million project and that this project must be approved. And that “commercial considerations were to be put [...]
ABC Brisbane - Evenings with Steve Austin - 24.11.2011
We’re all aware of the mining activity going on in Queensland, but what about the dirty side of mining? Matthew Benns, author of ‘The Men Who Killed Qantas’, has a new book out called ‘Dirty Money’ in which he outlines what he claims is the true cost of Australia’s mining boom. Here Matthew Benns begins by talking about who the really big mining companies are in this country.
A Question of Balance - CRN (Community Radio Network)
Dr Gavin Mudd, an environmental engineer at Monash University, digs into the trend towards regulatory capture, a phenomenon that allows de facto self regulation for many companies such as miners. Regulatory capture occurs when the regulators lose their independence and their scientific objectivities when regulating a particular industry as a result of moving too close to the industries.
Alan Jones - 2GB radio - 24.11.2011
NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham tells Alan Jones about his push for a moratorium on coal seam gas mining in New South Wales.
Radio 2GB - Alan Jones - 11.11.2011
Alan Jones discusses corruption in politics, dredging Gladstone Harbour, and the coal seam gas industry. Then he talks to Senator Bill Heffernan about the govt. documents he has found, where the government was advised of the risks of this CSG industry in 2006.
Radio 2GB - Alan Jones - 4.11.2011
Alan Jones talks to Gundi Royle, an energy analyst who is attacking CSG industry and regulators for failing to conduct independent regional modelling of the groundwater impacts of up to $80 billion in planned coal seam gas (CSG) development.
A Question of Balance: CRN (Community Radio Network)
Hydrogeologist, John Polglase, digs into the many layers of the Great Artesian Basin, and gives a fascinating insight into how the GAB is formed.
ABC radio Sydney - 16.10.2011
Liverpool Plains farmer Rosemary Nankerville told a Sydney rally very little of the power generated from CSG mining will be used in New South Wales because it is earmarked for export.
“So like the coal industry, New South Wales is letting in huge multinational companies to pillage our beautiful country, taking the spoils overseas and leaving us with issues which may never be resolved.”
In Western Australia, protesters gathered in Reuther Park at Margaret River, while in Queensland protests were held in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Darling Downs, the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.
Alan Jones, on radio 2GB - 5.10.2011
Alan Jones talks about the massive Food Security Forum to be held in Gunnedah next Wednesday, 12th October, at 11 am. And he talks about what coal seam gas mining will do to our water and our farming land.
Alan Jones - 2GB radio - 23.9.2011
A wonderful and informative program from Alan Jones about the “agricultural vandalism” that politicians are engaging in – and the price they will pay at the next election. He said that the governments’ “endless pursuit of mining money” must end – they must realise that we can’t eat coal!!
ABC Country Hour - 22.9.2011
Farmers will become more violent, depressed and even suicide as they face the biggest threat ever to their mental health unless there’s a change to current mining policies.
2GB Radio - Alan Jones
Alan Jones speaks to Dr Reg Pascoe, Heather Brown, Nicki Laws and Rob McCreath about mining and the desecration of farm land.
2GB radio - Alan Jones
Alan Jones speaks to Sean Berry from Channel 7 news about the coal seam gas mining story which airs tonight, on Channel 7 News.
Alan Jones on 2BG radio - 15.8.2011
In Alan Jones’ interview with Tony Abbott on Friday, Abbott said two things: he said that if you don’t want something to happen on your land, you ought to have the right to say “NO”. And he also said, as Opposition Leader he was obliged to be “the Voice for the Voiceless” – two great [...]
ABC radio - AM - 2.8.2011
“We have this dreadful meddling from governments that have grossly mismanaged the whole economy and I understand they need the mineral resources to balance the books.
But in 20 years’ time there’s no point in having the books balanced and the people starving, it’s ridiculous.”
Alan Jones, 2GB radio - 16.6.2011
Alan Jones speaks to Rob McCreath about the impact of coal mining in Queensland.
ABC news - 21.4.2011
A gas well blowout spilled thousands of gallons of hydraulic fracking drilling fluid water in the US state of Pennsylvania, state and local regulators said.
Radio 2GB - Alan Jones, 20.4.2011
Alan Jones talks with Fiona Simson (of NSW Farmers) and Senator Bill Heffernan, about Australian food security, and says this is the gravest issue he has ever addressed. He talks of how our governments are virtually turning Australia into a giant mine, with no thought at all for the future.
ABC radio - Mornings, with Angela Owen 10.03.2011
There was much fallout from the 4 Corners Show of a couple of weeks ago which investigated the level of gas exploration and coal seam gas mining in Australia
It raised concerns about the transparency of the coal seam gas industry, the impact on farming operations and the inability of farmers to halt the progress of wells on their land once it started – amongst other things.
ABC - The World Today - 14.03.2011
Farmers, residents and environmentalists have gathered ready to stop the Queensland Gas Company from coming onto a rural residential estate at Tara. Drew Hutton is the protest organiser and says they’re there to stay as long as it takes.
Drew said “Governments have given it their approval, State and Federal, but the community has not. And until the community is prepared to cooperate with this industry it’s just not going to go ahead.”
Cathy Van Extel, ABC Radio National, 4th November 2010
Click the play button below to listen to the article [audio:bst_20101104_0747.mp3] Click the play button above to listen to the article The race is on in Queensland to establish the world’s first coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas export market, despite growing concern about the long-term environmental impacts of a CSG boom.
ABC radio Western Plains - blog by Liz Hedge.
Concerns about Coal Seam Gas - ABC Blog – Liz Hedge 30/8/2010 A group of concerned farmers and local MPs are still unpacking after they took a trip to Roma and Dalby in Queensland last week to examine the effects of coal seam gas mining in the region. Exploration is currently underway to determine the feasibility [...]
abc news stories
Gladstone Regional Mayor George Creed also says he is pleased the EIS process for the proposed LNG projects is thorough. Cr Creed says if Mr Garrett believes it is necessary for an extension of time to achieve that result, then that is the way it should be. He says he believes that Mr Garrett would [...]
The viability of underground gas production is being questioned with a pilot project in Queensland’s South Burnett region ordered to shut down.
ABC interview - 22/4/2010
Ian Hayllor (Chairman of the Basin Sustainability Alliance) talks about the enormous amounts of water that the coal seam gas industry will extract, and asks why is the csg industry exempt from the government’s GAB Water Resource Plan? http://blogs.abc.net.au/files/ian-hayllor.mp3
ABC interview re coal seam gas - on 19/4/2010
This is an abc radio interview with Kelly Fraser-Parle and Drew Hutton, of Queensland. They talk of leaking gas wells, and the enormous environmental impact posed by the coal seam gas and mining industries. Drew Hutton talks about the threat to the GAB from coal seam gas – and he says this is the biggest single environmental threat to Qld.
ABC radio - 08/04/2010
Two amazing interviews on Queenlsand Country Hour on 8/4/10 – First a Dalby solicitor found that the government had failed to set any trigger levels for the impact of coal seam gas on the aquifers; then suddenly the Minister announced they had (six years late!) set the trigger levels! Listen to the audios, the reporter is excellent. . . .
ABC Rural Report - Monday 16/11/09
ABC Radio National – Monday 16/11/09
Michael McKenzie on Bush Telegraph (ABC Radio National) discusses the recent GAB water auction.