I am very pleased with the announcement yesterday that the closing date for the current review of our state’s mining laws has been extended to 24 February 2017.
I wrote to Minister for Mineral Resources the Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP on 19 October after the review was announced, requesting he reconsider the submission time lines so they did not coincide with this year’s busy harvest period.
Farmers are major stakeholders in the review as owners of land sought for mining exploration, and I was very concerned proposed consultation timeframes would impact on their ability to fully participate in the review.
The announcement yesterday of the revised submission closing date of 24 February 2017 is very welcome.
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