• Victoria’s hot air about gas

    Max Thomas     |      August 3, 2023

    The justification of the Victorian government’s forthcoming ban on gas supplies to new homes on health grounds seems less than convincing, given the much greater problem posed by particulates from diesel and wood burning stoves.

  • Gas flows under pressure

    Max Thomas     |      July 23, 2022

    The Australian Greens don’t yet seem to grasp that effective environmental stewardship depends on corresponding progress in justice, public health, education, trade, security, indigenous and international relations, social and economic wellbeing.

  • Not cooking with gas

    Max Thomas     |      May 9, 2021

    Is natural gas making us sick? According to the Climate Council it contributes up to 12 per cent of the childhood asthma burden in Australia. So, should gas appliances including heaters, hot water services and cooktops be phased out?

  • The misplaced idea of a gas-led recovery

    Peter Farley     |      September 30, 2020

    The Prime Minister and his Energy Minister seem to believe in a gas led recovery but the evidence appears to point to a significant decline in gas usage in Australia over time.

  • Narrabri gas fields approval may increase energy prices

    Open Forum     |      September 29, 2020

    Australian gas consumers are likely to see higher, rather than lower gas prices if Santos’ Narrabri gas fields are approved due to the distance the gas must travel to reach consumers and the infrastructure that will need to be built.

  • #Turn off the gas

    Lucy Watt     |      August 6, 2020

    Australia should adopt the WHO manifesto for a healthy recovery from Covid-19 to ensure we protect nature, ensure access to clean water, and make the transition to clean energy.

  • Turning down the gas?

    Peter Farley     |      May 25, 2020

    The evidence strongly suggests a significant decline in natural gas usage in Australia despite reports of increased government funding for gas. 

  • Electricity and gas markets in Australia today

    Rod Sims     |      May 4, 2018

    ACCC Chairman Rod Sims outlines the current state of Australia’s electricity and gas markets and the prospects for reform to ensure security of supply at an affordable cost to industry and consumers.