Review of the socioeconomic impacts of coal seam gas in Queensland

This review by the Office of the Chief Economist provides a timely synthesis of the socioeconomic impacts of CSG development, defined broadly to encompass both headline economic indicators and other factors which influence wellbeing. The review found that the economic impact of CSG development is akin to other natural resource developments, but the socioeconomic impacts differ as a result of the dispersion of the resource and the need for coexistence with landholders.

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