Interim Report

Interim Report

4 May 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-403-0

View the report as a single document - (PDF 757KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the Committee (PDF 28KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 30KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Previous inquiries
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Background to unconventional gas mining (PDF 240KB)

Status of unconventional gas mining in Australia
Unconventional gas mining
Location and operation of unconventional gas mining in Australia
The unconventional gas mining industry as a job provider

Chapter 3 - Property, mineral and petroleum rights in Australia (PDF 142KB)

Property, mineral and petroleum rights
Land access issues
Land access negotiation
Legislative and regulatory framework

Chapter 4 - The health, social, business, agricultural, environmental landholder and economic impacts of unconventional gas mining (PDF 187KB)

The rights of landholders
Impact on agriculture
Water resources
Social impact

Chair's Additional Comments and Recommendations (PDF 44KB)

Community concerns
Impact of unconventional gas mining on the environment
Regulation of the unconventional gas mining industry
Concluding remarks

Additional comments by Opposition Senators (PDF 32KB)

Land access
GasFields Commission Queensland
Opportunities for Northern Australia

Additional comments by Senator Nova Peris OAM - Senator for the Northern Territory (PDF 22KB)
Additional comments by Government Senators (PDF 21KB)
Australian Greens' Additional Comments (PDF 33KB)

A potted parliamentary history of unconventional gas
Community sentiment
Looking forward
Fixing the system – banning mining donations

Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 49KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)

Dalby, 17 February 2016

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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