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Have your say: Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015

25 May 2015

The Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 is now open for public comment until Friday 29 May 2015. This private member’s Bill, introduced by Greens Senator Larissa Waters, gives landholders the right to block mining or coal seam gas (CSG) operations on their property.

Under the Bill, Australian landholders have the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities by corporations on their land without the prior written authorisation of each person with an ownership interest in the land.

The Bill has been referred to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.

Have your say by using our easy template to lodge a quick submission:

Before Friday 29 May 2015, simply:


2) Add your details and opinions;

3) Copy-and-paste into an email and send to;

4) Let us know you made a submission, but please do not distribute until advised by the Committee.


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