WA’s offshore gasfields pay almost no royalties and stoke carbon emissions, report finds
Australia Institute report finds state received only $430m of its revenue from industry that generated $27bn in exports last year Woodside's Pluto LNG plant at Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. Photograph: Ken Mulvaney Australia’s giant offshore gasfields are paying almost no royalties, create few jobs and are a large and rising source of greenhouse gases, according to a new report from the Australia Institute. The “Gas-fired robbery” report, released Monday, finds Weste
After Adani: whatever happened to Queensland’s Galilee basin coal boom?
Only the controversial Carmichael mine has opened, while a dozen other projects are shelved, lapsed or discontinued File photo of the Alpha Coal project in the Galilee basin. The project was sold by Gina Rinehart to conglomerate GVK and is understood to be dormant. Photograph: Andrew Quilty/Greenpeace Queensland’s huge untapped Galilee coal basin was touted as a jobs and revenue bonanza by its supporters, with the potential to liberate hundreds of millions of tonnes of harmfu