Coal mines on NSW farmland and forests are approved largely on the basis of the claims they make about jobs and economic benefits. Coal mines certainly employ some peopleand generate economic activity, but often not to extent claimed by industry advocates. This fact sheet will assist with arguing against the industry's shonky economics.
The gas industry has been prolific in putting out exaggerated claims about CSG's economic benefits while at the same time staying almost completely silent on the health and environmental risks.
This fact sheet helps debunk industry myths about CSG.
This presentation provides a summary of key findings from research by The Australia Institute into the economic impacts of the mining boom. It gives an overview of the Australian mining sector, including levels of employment, foreign ownership and subsidies, and looks at the consequences of the boom for non-mining industries like agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and education. The research presents compelling evidence of the damage being done to these key Australian industries by the mining expansion, which is driving up the Australian dollar and creating skills shortages.
The Australia Institute (TAI) has been researching the economic impacts of mining activity in Australia. This document provides a brief summary of key facts and links to TAI research papers, policy briefs and submissions currently available online.
This factsheet details the real economic impacts of the mining boom using information from our Mining the truth research paper.