Tree Clearing Facts & Govt Spin are Miles Apart

Tree Clearing Facts and State Government Spin are Miles Apart

Is the “triple bottom line” cost of the CSG-LNG industry too great to bear?

The Basin Sustainability Alliance (BSA) is calling for answers from the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) when industry bodies converge to Brisbane for the annual APPEA conference this week.

BSA Chairman Lee McNicholl believes it is timely to ask these important question once again.

“There are still so many questions and issues unanswered and no doubt the conference will […]

“The Truth Walks Slowly” as Government Royalties Run Out

BSA Chairman Lee McNicholl has repeatedly questioned why the total petroleum and gas royalties paid to the Queensland Government will tank to $33M in 2015-16, down from a high of $61M in 2008-09.

If the recent court action by major CSG proponent Origin’s APLNG challenging the Queensland Governments right to extract royalties was not galling enough, further allegations that royalty […]

UWIR Consultation Sessions a Learning Experience for All

The Basin Sustainability Alliance (BSA) estimates that 500 plus interested stakeholders attended the nine information sessions held recently across the Surat Cumulative Management Area (SCMA) by the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) to explain and seek feedback on their recently released Underground Water Impact Report 2016 (UWIR).

BSA Chairman Lee McNicholl says this excellent turnout clearly underscores the ongoing […]

Can the 2016 UWIR predict CSG impact to 2065?

BSA is relieved that the much anticipated consultation draft of the 2016 Underground Water Impact Report (UWIR) was finally released on March 22 by the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA).

BSA Chairman Lee McNicholl said the report attempts to predict the impact of the coal seam gas (CSG) industry on ground water reserves of all users across the Surat Basin […]

Delayed Underground Water Impact Report leaves landholders high and dry

Landholders must have the right to say NO

Landholders must have the right to say NO

Landholders must have the right to say NO

Unlimited water take should be stopped

Proposed changes to legislation in Queensland could see mining and resource companies with an unlimited right to take water without a water license, and landholders with no right to appeal this water-take.

Mr Tom Crothers, Director of Stellar Advisory Services, said the Queensland Government’s plans to grant statutory rights for the take of underground water to miners, was a serious […]

Annual General Meeting – 13 Oct

Basin Sustainability Alliance Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 October 2015 from 3.30-5.30pm at the BMO Business Centre, 178 Drayton Street Dalby.

The event will also feature guest speakers discussing ‘CSG Hot Topics’ which includes Peter Shannon, Rory Ross and Lachlan Brimblecombe of Shine Lawyers and Tom Crothers of Stella Advisory Services.

If you are interested in nominating for a […]

Landholders call for investigation into massive gas release

BSA is calling for an investigation into the environmental and health impacts of a large volume of gas released from a 90km stretch of Origin Energy LNG pipeline which upset cattle and took landholders by surprise.