Kathryn Diss reporting for the ABC:
Conservation Council WA director Piers Verstegen:
"We're actually seeing taxpayer funded public relations experts working within government agencies on behalf of the industry to promote the industry," he said.
"This is really concerning when it's the same agency that is supposed to be protecting communities from the impacts of gas fracking.
It's also interesting to read about the emails obtained by the ABC showing the government actively coordinating with mining companies on how to manage public relations spin.