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Jobs & investment

Did you know natural gas is a leading player in Australia’s economic story?

The natural gas industry was responsible for an estimated 100,000 Australian jobs last year. This extraordinary effort is underpinned by around $200 billion worth of projects being built across the country right now.

Businesses around Australia depend on this critical industry, which is spending about $1000 every second on new projects. In addition, we’re about to earn an extra $40 billion per year as one of the world’s largest exporters.

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Economic Benefits

Did you know that over the next 20 years, Australia’s natural gas industry has the potential for a further $180 billion in investment and the creation of 150,000 new jobs?

This is on top of the $200 billion investment on new projects currently under construction, which was responsible for an estimated 100,000 jobs last year.

Australia’s natural gas projects will deliver almost $13 billion a year in royalties and taxes by 2020 – that’s an enormous contribution when you consider the $8.8 billion paid by the oil and gas industry in taxes last year was enough to fund more than 7000 new hospital beds, or pay the wages of almost 100,000 nurses.

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Risks & Roadblocks

Did you know Australia’s natural gas industry is in danger of losing its competitive edge? Our reputation as a low-cost energy supplier is under enormous pressure.

Despite the massive investment in Australia’s natural gas industry, $150 billion worth of energy and resource projects stalled in Australia last year.

Now is not the time to impose more costs and uncertainty on natural gas producers. Australia already has more than 150 statutes governing offshore and onshore upstream petroleum activities, regulated by more than 50 government agencies at a national, state and territory level. Inefficient, duplicative and bureaucratic red tape is putting the industry’s expansion at risk.

We have a chance to safely develop the country’s extensive gas reserves to secure our energy future with an abundant, affordable, reliable and cleaner-burning fuel.

However, our future economic success is threatened by people who do not care enough about losing Australian jobs and investment.

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Cleaner Energy

Australia has an estimated 819 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas resources (enough to power a city of one million people for 16,000 years). More gas discoveries are likely.

Natural gas can help reduce greenhouse emissions, both here in Australia and across Asia, because it is so much cleaner than traditional sources of energy.

Renewable energy sources, such as solar power and wind power cannot provide continuous power generation.

Gas can generate affordable 24/7 power, and can do so while producing greenhouse gas emissions up to 70% lower than those of traditional sources.

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Recent Articles


A Tale of Two States

22 Apr 2014

Wow – It’s extraordinary what sensible policy can achieve. Just five years ago, Queensland’s natural gas industry was fledgling – a few hundred employees and a few companies with big ideas. Today almost $70 billion worth of natural gas projects are under construction employing more than 40,000 people and contributing $124 million to regional community projects […]

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10,000+ and you

17 Apr 2014

More than 10,000 Australians have sent messages to their federal representatives in support of Australian jobs and industry. More are joining everyday from every state and territory. The continued development of Australia’s natural gas industry can deliver enormous benefit to Australian communities and Australian businesses. Because of people like YOU, politicians are getting the message. […]

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24 April 14, 10:39am Qld sets a benchmark NSW must follow to source much needed natural gas #OurAdvantage #nswpol #qldpol #auspol http://t.co/4yoErSWQl3
24 April 14, 10:34am NSW has plenty of gas - no need to import from interstate #auspol #nswpol #ouradvantage http://t.co/TGMSY1JJrU
24 April 14, 10:33am NSW Minister Anthony Roberts: “…another example of why we must grow our domestic gas resources….” http://t.co/HEz7MqtooO
23 April 14, 3:44pm Media Release: Time to lift barriers on NSW natural gas development #nswpol #OurAdvantage http://t.co/bdFnQge38t