23 March 2023
The Labor and Liberal parties have today voted together to block a Greens’ bill in the Upper House that would have imposed greater consultation requirements on private mines.
“My bill would have amended the Mining Act to improve community consultation and ensure greater consideration of the environmental and health impacts of these mines,” said the SA Greens Mining Spokesperson, Robert Simms MLC.
“Private mines are destroying our countryside and encroaching on residential properties. In blocking this bill, the major parties are ignoring the communities that are directly impacted. The Greens will continue to stand with the community in opposing the expansion of White Rock Quarry and fight for private mines to be subject to the same consultation requirements of other mines.”