This is an issue close to me, and has been for a few years, one of the reason that I've been absent.
Where I live in the Northern Rivers of NSW we have worked hard to hear our voices heard against this invasive industry, a group of women was started called 'The Knitting Nannas' and each week that sit outside the local politicians asking to be represented.
Door to door polls have shown over 80% and in many cases well over 90% do not was CSG or Gas in our region, some have gone to Queensland to see the destruction and listen to the people affected and still our government support the mining companies and give them billions in subsidies for coal and gas.
We want a renewable future and want to start now. In my region we have many people living off grid and many took up solar roof panels and continue.
Still governments won't listen, but do you know what, when groups of Knitting Nannas are popping up all over the country and the world and are polite but know their stuff and so many are opposed people just wait for elections. Our State Election is here at the end of March, we saw what Queensland thought of their government supporting mining, let's see if NSW does the same.
My DH says you can't get over 80% of people to agree with anything, even that the sun rises in the east. Yep I know it doesn't in WA.