Why do we need a Coal Seam Gas and Public Health Conference?

Coal Seam Gas licences cover 12% of the land mass of NSW. Based on the experiences both in Queensland and overseas, public health impacts over such a large geographical area could be significant. This timely conference will address issues of concern to host communities and inform professionals of the impacts experienced in the CSG gas-rush of Queensland’s Darling Downs and south-west Sydney.

Who should attend?

Nurses and Nurse Managers
Midwives and Child Health Specialists
Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals
Shire Council personnel from areas where unconventional gas extraction is under consideration
NSW Health
Community members

Evening forum: Is the Precautionary Principle being applied in health impact assessments?

Cost: Corporate $50 or $85 (including dinner) at the Narrabri Bowling Club. Entry by donation is
appreciated for community members and low income

CONFERENCE Program: Registration from 1pm
2pm Afternoon session commences

“How unconventional gas erodes the environmental determinants of health”
Dr Helen Redmond, Rehabilitation Physician and Member of Doctors for the Environment Australia (NSW)


“Are emissions from the unconventional gas industry associated with hospitalisations in the Darling Downs, Queensland?”
Dr Geralyn McCarron, Queensland General Practitioner


“A Perspective on the Gasfield from the Kitchen Table”
Mrs Shay Dougall, Work, Health, Safety and Environment Specialist, and former Chinchilla gas fields resident


4pm Afternoon tea – 4.20pm Sessions continue

“Mental Health concerns for CSG host communities”
Dr Methuen Morgan, Psychologist, University of New England



“Applying Health Impact Assessment in Coal Seam Gas developments”
Prof Melissa Haswell, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology



6pm-7pm Dinner break
7pm-8.30pm Panel Discussion & Open Forum

Detailed Speaker Profiles click here

Please download the CSG & Public Health Conference Program for more information.

CSG and Public Health Conference has a dedicated information line: 0416 077 753 or contact us at CSGHealthForum@protonmail.com