Senate debates

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015; First Reading

3:37 pm

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A bill for an Act to provide Australian landholders the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities on their land without prior written authorisation, to ban hydraulic fracturing, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.