Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Coal Seam Gas

3:43 pm

Photo of Penny WrightPenny Wright (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

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.


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