Facebook threats land CSG activist in court

A man has been charged by Queensland Police for making threatening Facebook posts aimed at QGC employees.

The 47 year old resident of a “lifestyle block” between Chinchilla and Tara in the Surat Basin gas fields allegedly said he would use firearms against employees of the gas producer.

A spokesperson for QGC could not comment on the matter as it was under investigation by Chinchilla Police, but did indicate the man was a vocal opponent of coal seam gas exploration and production activities.

Chinchilla police sergeant Gerard Brady said the man was co-operative and presented at Chinchilla Police Station to make a statement after QGC filed a complaint on November 12.

The man will face charges of using a carriage service to threaten or intimidate.

“In this day and age people need to be mindful particularly about Facebook and remember that anything they post is not anonymous; it is a carriage service by definition,” Sergeant Brady told APN.

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