Second Reading Speeches

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

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
WATERS, Sen Larissa
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

The bill: provides that Australian landholders have the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities by corporations on their land without prior written authorisation; sets out the requirements of a prior written authorisation; provides for relief which a court may grant a land owner when prior written authorisation is not provided; prohibits hydraulic fracturing for coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas by corporations; and provides for civil penalties.