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Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

A recent report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies has found that circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities have skyrocketed since the arrival coal seam gas mining, and points to significant failures in regulation.

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

Is the Commonwealth Grants Commission about to force states like NSW and Victoria to let rip with fracking? Not quite. But it's an intriguing idea.

The secret of the gas crisis is that it is bullshit

The secret of the gas crisis is that it is bullshit

The only real gas crisis is that suppliers are artificially keeping supply low to drive up prices, writes freelance journalist Claire Connelly.

Coal seam gas wells could be far more dangerous than we first thought

Coal seam gas wells could be far more dangerous than we first thought

We have been relying on outdated and inappropriate techniques for measuring emissions from CSG, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

The sinister consequences of tightening protest laws

The sinister consequences of tightening protest laws

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

What we’re missing on NSW’s protester laws

What we’re missing on NSW’s protester laws

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

Baird makes some powerful enemies with CSG protester crackdown

Baird makes some powerful enemies with CSG protester crackdown

Mike Baird's new draconian powers against CSG protesters have made unlikely bedfellows of Alan Jones and the Greens.

NSW taxpayers shell out $80m for three Nationals seats

NSW taxpayers shell out $80m for three Nationals seats

A year ago the NSW government decided to act tough on CSG company Metgasco in order to save Nationals seats at the state election. It didn't go so well.

Poll Bludger: NSW Nationals under threat as Labor gets serious on CSG

Poll Bludger: NSW Nationals under threat as Labor gets serious on CSG

NSW Labor might be able to drive the Coalition from the state's north-east -- if it plays its hand right.

Does the ABC want its journalists to back away from hard questions?

Does the ABC want its journalists to back away from hard questions?

Crikey readers have their say on the Bali Nine, Sarah Ferguson and other issues of the day.