Coalition asks miners and coal seam gas firms to respect farmers’ ‘moral rights’

Guardian: The Coalition government is asking miners and coal seam gas companies to recognise that the “moral right” of farmers to determine what happens on their land overrides companies’ legal right to explore or mine. “There is a pathway forward where the producers recognise the right of farmers to control who comes onto their land,” the environment minister, Greg Hunt, told the ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday. “It’s a moral right, it’s not, at this moment, because of the constitution, a legal right.......

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