Labour thrown another mining curve ball

Labour thrown another mining curve ball
Eugenie Sage says her bill will make Labour keep its promise, but it's complicated. (Image: Supplied)
Ian Llewellyn
Labour has been thrown another legislative curve ball by the members’ bill ballot with the drawing of a proposal to ban new mines on conservation land and waters, and also banning all new coal mines or extensions of coal mines anywhere.Recently, a bill banning seabed mining was drawn and today Eugenie Sage’s Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining) Amendment Bill was pulled from the biscuit tin.It would ban permits for mineral activities (prospecting, exploration and mining) over conservation lands and waters. It would also prohibit a...

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