Did you know that 33 per cent of Australian grazing land is subject to petroleum exploration licences, and almost 13 per cent of irrigated and dryland cropping regions?
This is an issue that will impact farmers right across the country.
The Foot off the Gas briefing paper explores the impacts of gas extraction on rural Australia’s natural capital, economy and social capital. It finds that increasing gas production in Australia creates obstacles to the agriculture sector’s economic viability, social cohesion, environmental stewardship and ability to meet sustainability goals.
Together, we can learn what the gas expansion means for our communities and land. And then what we can do to ensure we can continue farming into the future.
The report was written by the Australian Farm Institute, commissioned by Farmers for Climate Action and Australian Conservation Foundation.