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24 May 19, 9:44am .@APPEA has appointed two new Directors to lead important #oilandgas States. The #Qld Director is Georgy Mayo and… https://t.co/nhg0xcU5Q6
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21 May 19, 4:52pm Australia's #oilandgas sector works in close collaboration with @NOPSEMA and other industry stakeholders to highlig… https://t.co/bPN23nzZQA
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21 May 19, 4:33pm It’s encouraging that we continue to see unprecedented #collaboration and strong engagement across all parts of the… https://t.co/DGRhH8QfA1
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21 May 19, 4:24pm Australia's #oilandgas sector is fully committed to the importance of safety, risk mitigation and the paramount obj… https://t.co/64kAHTWffE
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Letter to the editor, Centralian Advocate (20 June)
 
It’s no surprise to see The Australia Institute sees no benefit in developing the NT’s natural resources (Centralian Advocate, Letters, 16/6). After all, it has also claimed there were no benefits from the North West Shelf and Snowy Hydro projects.
 
Anti-development groups such as TAI will always argue there are reasons to do nothing.
 
But the truth is the safe and sustainable development of the NT’s onshore gas resources has the potential to deliver real economic benefits.
 
Deloitte Access Economics has found that developing onshore gas could increase NT government revenues by almost $1 billion by 2040 and create up to 6300 jobs.
 
Many of these jobs will go to local businesses, especially in regional areas. This is consistent with the contribution the onshore oil and gas industry has already made in South Australia and in Queensland.
 
The NT fracking inquiry recently commissioned its own economic modelling to evaluate the impact of new gas development. The gas industry respects this process and expects it will deliver an independent and credible analysis.
 
TAI’s work cannot be described in those terms.
 
Matthew Doman
APPEA