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Farmers call for national fund to protect against coal seam gas – ABC News

A group of Queensland farmers calls for federal government intervention to ensure landholders are protected against future impacts of coal seam gas.

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A group of Queensland farmers say they can’t get adequate insurance and are calling for a national compensation fund to be set up to protect landholders from possible future claims relating to coal seam gas.
Key points:

  • A group of Queensland farmers are calling for a new levy on the gas industry to fund a national scheme to protect against impacts of coal seam gas
  • Australia’s largest insurer no longer provides public liability insurance for farms with gas infrastructure
  • Farmers can still get public…

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