The Gas Market Transformations – Economic Consequences for the Manufacturing Sector report, commissioned by six manufacturing industry associations employing 950,000 workers, states that while both the energy export and manufacturing industries are critical to Australia’s economy, under current policy settings the boom in LNG exports is set to have serious consequences for Australian manufacturing.

“While exporting Australia’s previously untapped unconventional CSG reserves is expected to provide a boost to Australia’s GDP, realising these benefits will also entail painful consequences,” the ...