State Government accused of rushing changes to Mining Act

AUSTRALIAN Conservatives MLC Robert Brokenshire has called on parliament to halt a bill aimed at changing the Mining Act, which he claims the government is trying to rush through parliament ahead of the 2018 state election.

“I am concerned the government is rushing this through so they can go to the mining industry before the election to say they are the most pro-mining state in Australia,” Mr Brokenshire said.

“This bill could have serious ramifications for the farming sector and the government is not giving the parliament time to properly scrutinise this or to consult with relevant industries to see what they

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