The key finding is contained within the Communique delivered by the Australian Academy of Technological Services and Engineering following their recent Sydney conference.

This latest finding is consistent with a number of inquiries and independent reports that confirm shale and coal seam gas development is low-risk when properly regulated.

Academies represented at the conference included the National Academy of Engineering (United States), The Royal Society (United Kingdom), the Swiss Academy of Engineering Services, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (United States), Acatech (Germany) and the Academy of Science of South Africa. The conference communique can be seen at www.atse.org.au