DISGRUNTLED... Farmers attending the drop-in session  at Maitland on Friday, including Paul Correll and Bradley Hicks, of Arthurton, and Elden Oster, of Petersville, said the exercise was just about the government ticking the public consultation box. DISGRUNTLED... Farmers attending the drop-in session at Maitland on Friday, including Paul Correll and Bradley Hicks, of Arthurton, and Elden Oster, of Petersville, said the exercise was just about the government ticking the public consultation box.

Mining act review: Fighting for the right to farm

CHANGES to the South Australian mining act will be debated in parliament from noon tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Department of Premier and Cabinet’s mining review team held drop-in sessions on the peninsula on Friday, and the timing has been questioned by the 47 landowners who attended at Maitland.

Many thought the session could be the last chance to put forward their views about the legislation, which is likely to impact on local agriculture for decades to come.

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