Study level

Master of Philosophy


QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

Topic status

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Dr Annette Quayle
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


Coal seam gas (CSG) has become one of the most contentious socio-enviro-political issues in Queensland, with proponents on both sides drawing on the same environmental data to produce environmental impact statements and cost/benefit analysis to argue their cases. This study will investigate how accounting practices of measurement are used to quantify the impact of coal seam gas operations, and how these numbers are used for the political arguments on both sides.


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