Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Mining Act review sows seeds of concern

LOCAL farmers want the impending Mining Act review to ensure better protection for landowners, but they fear it could in fact make it easier for mining companies to access their land.

The review comes after two other state government mining-related initiatives, the Cop­per Strategy and the Multiple Land Use Framework.

The Mining Act review will go out for public consultation in the near future, right as landowners start harvest.

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