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Unformatted text preview: environmental impacts. This type of consultation is easier in relation to a specific environmental impact assessment as this offers a focus that is imminent and pressing. As it was used in Port Curtis and the Fitzroy Catchment, the issues were diverse and were drawn from the population across the catchment areas. Information was generated and collated through one-on-one face-to-face interviews. Another option might have been to conduct interviews by telephone in instances where interviewers and participants found it difficult to meet. Ethical issues, including those of privacy and trust were considered prior to the interviews. Participants were asked to sign an agreement guaranteeing anonymity. To collect accurate information, a trust relationship needs to be built up between the interviewer and the interviewee, and the interviewee needs to be aware of the benefits of being involved. The information collected was then stored in ways that would most easily allow it to be retrieved and shared. This permits sharing the summary results with those agencies or groups for whom it will be useful, for exam...
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