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


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04/03/15  
Second reading moved 04/03/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (05/03/2015): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 30/09/2015
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