Family First seeks mining review

FAMILY First politician Robert Brokenshire has put both potential future state governments on notice that Family First will seek to compel a review of the Mining Act, after Mr Brokenshire visited farmers on Eyre Peninsula last week to hear their concerns about the problems caused by mining explorers.

Family First wants a review of the Mining Act after hearing Eyre Peninsula farmers concerns about problems caused by explorers.

Family First wants a review of the Mining Act after hearing Eyre Peninsula farmers concerns about problems caused by explorers.

"I am calling for a comprehensive review of the Mining Act and the resourcing and functions of the Department of Mining, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE)," he said.

"It is clear to Family First that we need a new mining ombudsman with teeth to enforce the failure of mining explorers to comply with relevant laws and undertakings.

"My work with constituents in recent years shows very clearly that it does not work to have DMITRE promoting mining in SA, but then also standing in the shoes of enforcers should the mineral explorers or mining companies do the wrong thing."

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