GABCC'S CONSIDERATION OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
The GABCC continually monitors and assesses technical, policy and regulatory developments in the extractive industry sector, particularly as they relate to or affect the GAB. In the interests of furthering ongoing rational deliberations and helping to achieve balanced outcomes, the GABCC also welcomes new and updated information from any sector. The GABCC has a particularly strong commitment to listen to, reflect on and advise Ministers about GAB community concerns and perspectives in relation to extractive industry development.
Across the GABCC’s diverse sectoral and jurisdictional membership, there can be a variety of views and positions on issues and developments under consideration. Individual GABCC members are at liberty to reflect their sectoral / jurisdictional views and positions in response to enquiries. Where possible, the GABCC seeks to provide advice to Ministers based on collective consensus. However, where significantly differing views and positions exist and consensus is neither possible nor appropriate, those differing views and positions are advised to Ministers.
As a further communication measure to share differing views and positions, the GABCC has initiated a new internal series called ‘Chair’s Notes’. A recent Chair's Note considered a range of key issues of community concern in relation to CSG extraction in the GAB. These ‘Members Only’ Notes are intended to inform, assist and clarify GABCC internal debate and discussion. Their contents may well contribute to formulating advice to Ministers and informing the development of publicly issued GABCC Briefing Notes, such as those listed below.