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Coal Seam Gas inquiry introduced into Parliament

Legislation for the investigation into the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry by the Commission of Inquiry has been introduced into Parliament by KAP Federal Member, Bob Katter.

The Commission of Inquiry (Coal Seam Gas) Bill 2017 will focus on the negotiating powers of parties involved; impacts on land, water and communities; agreement making; and payment for damages and compliance.

The Bill, responds to concerns raised about the conduct of CSG companies and their negotiations with landowners, along with inadequacies in the Government compliance processes.

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