Proposed changes to legislation in Queensland could see mining and resource companies with an unlimited right to take water without a water license, and landholders with no right to appeal this water-take.
This letter to the editor by BSA Committee Member Lee McNicholl summaries the views of BSA on government royalties.
BSA has been publicly stating its concerns about the lack of environmental scrutiny that has been given to the development of CSG industry in Queensland for years.
CSG Industry has been touting that that there are only 85 CSG affected bores. However, the Underground Water Impact Management report predicted declining water levels in a further 528 bores in long term.