Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Coal Seam Gas
Mr President, please accept my congratulations on your position. I move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes the importance of protecting valuable agricultural, residential and conservation land from unconventional gas activities;
(b) supports the right of landholders and local residents to say 'no' to unconventional gas exploration and mining in their communities;
(c) recognises the concerns expressed by communities in the south east of South Australia over potential groundwater contamination from unconventional gas activities; and
(d) congratulates the South East Local Government Association in South Australia for standing up for their local communities and voting for a moratorium on unconventional gas.