Greens introduce new laws to protect landholder rights
The Australian Greens will today introduce a bill to give South Australian landholders the right to say no to coal and gas mining on their land.
The bill also seeks to ban all fracking for unconventional gas, said Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright.
"It's a disgrace that landholders still do not have any legal rights to protect their land, water and climate from coal and gas mining," Senator Wright said.
"It sets landholders up for a David and Goliath battle, because the mining companies know farmers don't have any options.