Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015

30 September 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-298-2

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 9KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 9KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 435KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Consideration by other committees
Scope of this inquiry and structure of this report
Coal and unconventional gas resources in Australia
Overview of the bill

Chapter 2 - Regulation of coal and onshore gas activities (PDF 110KB)

Experiences living near coal mining and unconventional gas extraction
Property and mineral rights in Australia
Existing state frameworks for access and compensation
Role of the Commonwealth in land access issues and unconventional gas

Chapter 3 - Key issues (PDF 144KB)

Right to refuse access to land
Ban on hydraulic fracturing
Role of the Commonwealth
Potential drafting issues and areas of uncertainty

Chapter 4 - Committee view (PDF 16KB)
Australian Greens' Dissenting Report (PDF 45KB)

Giving landholders the right to say "no" to coal and gas
Banning fracking
Fixing the system – banning mining donations

Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 17KB)

Tabled documents
Additional information
Answers to questions taken on notice

Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 14KB)

Monday, 27 July 2015 – Brisbane
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 – Canberra
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 – Tamworth
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 – Canberra

Appendix 3 - List of recent inquiries and reviews into matters related to unconventional gas (PDF 33KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526