Mining Inquiry

Last week Independent Member for Frome, Geoff Brock successfully established a select committee into mining exploration on farm land, despite opposition from the Government.

The committee will mostly consist of MPs representing regional electorates including Giles' Eddie Hughes, and Frome's Geoff Brock and Narungga's Fraser Ellis.

The select committee will investigate land access regimes as they relate to mining exploration, and the operations of the Department of Energy and Mining.

The committee are due to hand down their findings at the final parliamentary sitting day in November.