A natural gas industry that has been booming in Australia for more than a decade has now become a major industry in its own right.
In Queensland, the gas and power sector has become the largest employer in the state.
The mining sector has also gained ground, with the state’s coal and iron ore mines accounting for the largest share of total mining activity.
In New South Wales, the oil and gas sector has expanded rapidly, becoming one of the biggest in the country.
And in Victoria, the dairy sector has now overtaken the beef industry as the largest in the nation.
All of these sectors are making massive gains in the years to come, driven in large part by the fracking revolution.
But while the growth of the natural gas and oil and natural gas sector is unprecedented, the growth in mining and mining services has also been remarkable.
The growth in both sectors has been driven by the boom in the number of fracking operations.
This growth has been particularly fast in New South Welsh and Victoria, where fracking has been banned in recent years.
The New Southwales region has seen the growth rates of both mining and natural water services increase more than tenfold.
But what is it about these sectors that has driven these growth rates?
The natural gas boom The natural growth in the natural water and natural resource sectors has come at a price.
New South Wales is a boomtown, with its population of over 15,000 people, but the growth has also resulted in significant environmental damage and social disruption.
“It is the first boomtown to have gone through a fracking boom,” said Dr Mark Tarnopolsky, a water expert from the University of Sydney’s School of Public Policy.
And while the fracking industry has been widely welcomed by the local communities and government, it has also drawn criticism from many environmental groups. “
So it’s a real issue that is a big concern for the community, for the water table, and for the environment.”
And while the fracking industry has been widely welcomed by the local communities and government, it has also drawn criticism from many environmental groups.
The boom has caused massive amounts of wastewater to be released into the environment, including hundreds of millions of litres of untreated waste, and some scientists have claimed the release has had an adverse effect on the environment.
“The gas industry is responsible for almost a third of the emissions that are being released into our environment from natural gas development,” Dr Tarnosky told the ABC.
“And it is a very significant environmental issue.”
Dr Ternopolsker said the environmental impact of the boom had been overblown.
“Some of the data that is out there that was collected by the Natural Resource Action Centre, for example, it was really not looking at the impact on water, and it was just focusing on the environmental impacts,” he said.
“But there are many other impacts, from climate change, to health issues, to water quality, to air quality, all of which are not included in those figures.”
Dr Peter Lewis, a former member of the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, said the boom was a big issue for many of the communities in the region.
“These communities are really impacted by the pollution of the gas industry, they are suffering economically from it, they have lost jobs because of it, and the community is really suffering,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“This is not sustainable.
It is going to create enormous challenges for them, particularly for their water and wastewater systems.”
As well as environmental issues, there have also been social problems.
The booming natural gas industries are now driving a large population to the region, with many of those people living in poverty.
The influx of people has caused a huge increase in unemployment, particularly in remote communities.
“They are not only taking advantage of the opportunity to make money, but they are also putting their own wellbeing at risk,” said Tarnopsky.
“I have seen people in the community being taken out of work and sent to a housing estate.”
And as a result, there are significant pressures on services for people with disabilities.
“For example, if you are a disabled person with learning disabilities or dementia, you can expect to live in isolation, with limited access to services,” Dr Lewis said.
In addition, the boom has brought about a significant decline in services for those with mental health issues.
The number of people in crisis accommodation has dropped by almost 50 per cent since the boom began, while the number for the mental health sector has dropped over 70 per cent.
“People are very concerned about the quality of services that they are receiving,” Dr Mark Paine, the founder and CEO of the New Southwyne Mental Health and Development Society, told the Herald.
“[Fracking] is the latest manifestation of the failure of governments and the Australian community to deal with mental illness.”
What’s happening in New Zealand?
Despite the economic and environmental benefits, New Zealand is a different story.
While the boom is being driven by gas, the country is also