Senate gas inquiry to highlight farmer land rights

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Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus says he hopes a Senate inquiry into unconventional gas mining will restart a push for farmer land rights, which has waned in the months since the death of activist George Bender.

Lazarus has dubbed it the “Bender inquiry”, in honour of the farmer whose suicide last October after a 10-year battle with gas companies put the issue on the national agenda.

Information on how to make a submission or where to attend a public hearing can be found here.

The closing date for submissions is March 14.

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