Prime Minister Tony Abbott has visited Tara to meet with a woman affected by coal seam gas mining.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has visited Tara to meet with a woman affected by coal seam gas mining. Vicki Wood

PM meets with Tara woman over coal seam gas fears

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has visited the Western Downs to speak with a Tara woman concerned about health problems she claims are caused by coal seam gas.

Mr Abbott met with anti-CSG activist Debbie Orr to deliver on a promise made on Alan Jones' breakfast radio show.

Mrs Orr met with Mr Abbott at the council chambers in Tara, Brisbane Times reports.

During their conversation, Mrs Orr said Mr Abbott made three promises.

First, the Prime Minister would see to it that more environmental health testing was carried out in Tara to ascertain whether there were links between the coal seam gas wells and the sickness being reported by Mrs Orr and her neighbours.

Second, Mrs Orr said the Prime Minister assured her ''it won't happen again'' that a gas well is built so close to residential areas.

Third, Mrs Orr said Mr Abbott told her ''nobody should be forced to have a gas well on their property''.

>> Read the full story at Brisbane Times


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