WAFarmers is seeking comments from its members regarding the Landholders’ Rights to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015.
The Bill (which can be accessed here) has been referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 August, 2015.
The private senator’s bill proposes to make gas or coal mining activities undertaken without prior written authorisation from landholders unlawful and would ban constitutional corporations from engaging in hydraulic fracturing operations (fracking) for coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas.
The Committee is seeking submissions addressing issues that may affect industry stakeholders. WAFarmers will be making a submission If you have any comments regarding the proposed legislation, please direct them to the WAFarmers office by emailing [email protected] or calling (08) 9486 2100.