The Queensland government has recently removed long-standing public rights to object to mines. In shades of the Bjelke-Petersen era, Queensland mines minister Andrew Cripps made fundamental changes one minute before the bill was passed by the Parliament at 11:57pm.
Coexistence criteria should never be a “one-size-fits” all approach. Every land use and farming enterprise is unique and every situation will require specific consideration e.g. Intensive livestock or organic farming cannot be treated just like extensive grazing and conventional farming.