Who is behind the Bill?

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The Bill has been put forward by concerned community members and is sponsored by the Lock the Gate Alliance, a national coalition comprised of more than 200 community groups and more than 30,000 supporters including farmers, conservationists and Traditional Owners opposed to unsafe mining.

The Bill has arisen out of the experience of communities living with unsafe mining practices who have witnessed the degradation of farms, families and natural assets for short-term gains for mining giants.  We believe this Bill is necessary to restore balance and democracy to Queensland, a state down-trodden by the cosy relationship between government and multi-national mining corporations.