Brokenshire buys time for farmers

November 02, 2017

Australian Conservatives SA MLC Rob Brokenshire has urged the State Labor Government not to rush through changes to way competing farming and mining land uses are resolved in South Australia.

Mr Brokenshire - a dairy farmer from the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide - told ABC regional North and West radio this morning that a bill the government wanted urgently considered in parliament this week ran to 150 pages, and is due to be followed by 3 others.

"It's incredibly complex," Mr Brokenshire said, "A lot of it is not even in detail, we have to rely on regulations and this is just grossly unfair on the farming community."

The Australian Conservatives MLC said the government needed to take the package to the March election and would not support passing the measures in the few sitting weeks remaining before parliament prorogues for the election.

The SA Liberal opposition agrees, with leader in the Legislative Council David Ridgway MLC telling the program they would 'absolutely' block the legislation in the current sitting of parliament, saying 'the timeliness of it is wrong'.

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