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Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
Humaira's PhD aims to identify the Socio-Economic Impacts of the Coal Seam Gas Industry on Female-directed/led Enterprises in the Western Downs Region of Queensland, Australia. Her research areas of interest include: Socio- Economic Impact Assessment; Community and Economic development; Small Medium Enterprises; and Gender Aspect of Development.
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (University of Queensland)
Aurecon
QGC has been supporting a program to support road safety awareness among school children in the southern Queensland areas where coal seam gas development is occurring. They were wondering how attention to road safety could be sustained in the long run through partnerships with local organisations. UQ CSRM and MISHC (along with Aurecon consultancy) were contracted to identify road safety initiatives employed in other resource regions in Queensland, across Australia, and overseas. From an international sample of more than 20...
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
QGC is pursuing a 'networked' regional initiative to support Aboriginal employment in the coal seam gas sector in southern Queensland. The initiative seemed sufficiently innovative and promising to warrant a case study. UQ CSRM was contracted by QGC to provide that study, which took about six months to complete. The final report provides an overview of Aboriginal population and employment in the area as well as profiles of individual organisations and initiatives. Recommendations are made to document and sustain good...
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
QGC is seeking to align its efforts in support of Aboriginal people through employment, training, and enterprise development. This sort of integrated strategy comes under the umbrella of what is called a 'Reconciliation Action Plan'. Drafting of the plan took two years and involved stakeholders from around the company, as well as input from outside the company. A review of the completed draft was requested of UQ CSRM. The review involved about a week of effort, including discussion with a...
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (University of Queensland)
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Queensland Government)
The CSG industry has expanded rapidly in grazing and broadacre cropping land, and in agricultural communities, largely in the Western Downs and Maranoa. The development of the CSG industry in agricultural areas has raised many economic, technical, social and human issues. In particular, there is a large variation in landholder opinion regarding the presence of both agriculture and CSG industries in the region, ranging from rejection of co-existence to proactive investigation of co-existence opportunities. There is a strong need to...
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
The aim of the project is to characterise the most effective ways for coal seam gas companies to determine how to invest in communities for sustained social and economic benefits in the regions where they operate. Community engagement strategies, and therefore community investment strategies, generally fall into three main categories: transactional, transitional, and transformational. Evidence of these strategies will be gleaned from focusing on the regions of the Western Downs and Maranoa. The research project will characterise community investment strategies...
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
This project aims to identify the barriers, challenges and opportunities that inform current thinking and behaviour in relation to combined or alternative land uses and managing their impacts; to build knowledge about the priorities and roles of various sectors and organisations in managing the cumulative impacts of resource extraction and agriculture in rural regions such as the Darling Downs; and to understand how agriculture and energy production can coexist in ways that create a better future for local communities.
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
Identifying mechanisms to understand, measure and respond to cumulative socio-economic impacts of resource development represents a priority area for the Social Performance stream in the Centre for Coal Seam Gas. These cumulative impacts are the successive, incremental and combined effects (both positive and negative) on communities and their environment from multiple projects in a region. In this case, we are tracking impacts of the CSG mega projects on the Western Downs of Queensland. Cumulative impacts present significant challenges for regulators,...
School of Social Science (University of Queensland)
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
This abbreviated scoping paper provides recommendations to the Centre for Coal Seam Gas, The University of Queensland, for research on engagement between Indigenous People and the CSG Industry, particularly in Queensland, but with reference to national and international practices. The research team conducted an extensive review on agreements between Indigenous Peoples and resources companies from the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples, resource companies and researchers.
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (University of Queensland)
Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland)
This scoping process has confirmed the need for research regarding the co-existence of the agricultural and CSG industries, as outlined in the Centre's current research proposal Interactions of Coal Seam Gas Development with Agriculture. In brief, that proposal seeks to understand the effects of the CSG industry on farm profitability and productivity; it is also identifying the most effective co-existence strategies for selected agricultural production systems.