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Queensland Parliament passes laws restoring landholder mining objection rights

The ABC reports (25.5.16) on state Parliament passing laws to reinstate mining objection rights to landholders and other affected parties, reversing controversial changes to community rights laws by the previous Newman government.

‘Mining companies will have to advise landholders and their neighbours about proposed projects under new laws that also restore the public’s right to object to new mines.

‘State Parliament has passed laws to restore community rights of objection to proposed mining projects that were scrapped by the previous Newman LNP government.

‘Landholders will also have the right to say no to resource activities beside their key infrastructure.

‘It builds on the Government’s move in July last year to restore community objection rights around large-scale mining projects assessed through the coordinator-general.’

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