Why use such a wordy title for the Bill?


The Bill ‘plays’ on the title of State Government’s draconian Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014. If this Bill becomes law, 90 per cent of proposed projects would not be open for community comment or objection.

We see it as another attempt by the LNP Government to curb the democratic rights of Queenslanders who should be able to object if they will be impacted by mines, whether or not the proposed mine is on their property. The impacts on land, air, water and coal dust go much further than the immediate landholders.