Senator Waters has introduced two bills into the federal parliament, to give farmers a right to deny access to mining companies on their land and to have water declared as a matter of national environmental significance.
In the interview, Senator Waters also calls for a Senate inquiry into the full range of issues raised by Coal Seam Gas, including its social and community impacts. In the current Queensland state election campaign, The Greens’ policy complements that of other non-major parties such as Bob Katter’s Australian Party, calling for landholders’ rights and the protection of agricultural land.
Senator Waters speaks passionately about the potential impacts of CSG on the environment and on future generations.
Read more about the Coal Seam Gas issue at FAQ Research’s collaboration with Crikey, Coal Seam Gas: Behind the Seams.
Dr Mark Bahnisch
Film and editing credit: David Granato.