Former Brisbane Bronco and Palmer United Senator, Glenn Lazarus, is continuing his campaign against the coal seam gas industry saying that the issue demands a Royal Commission of Inquiry.
The Chronicle reports that the one-time captain of the Melbourne Storm called for a Royal Commission after a Senate Inquiry hearing last week.
“We need a Royal Commission into the human impact of mining on Queenslanders, particularly from coal seam gas mining,” Senator Lazarus said.
“The Senate Inquiry is covering serious issues regarding questionable project approval processes by the former Newman Government including big donations by mining companies to the Federal Liberal Party and the Queensland LNP.
“It’s very disappointing that Abbott Government senators have refused to attend the last two hearings in Brisbane and Toowoomba.
“Common and disturbing themes are emerging from the Senate Inquiry which need to be urgently addressed in relation to CSG mining, the Senator said.
Mr Lazarus will be speaking on the subject of the impact of coal seam gas in the community at a forum in Chinchilla this Saturday.
The Unity Action Symposium is being held by advocacy group, Landholders ASCERT and will explore how to, “build skills around the realities of dealing with the wake, and in the face of, CSG activities.”
Event organiser, Shay Dougall said, “Working locally in your community and within small groups to gouge back power, legitimacy and urgency for those affected by an unfettered CSG Industry can be lonely and overwhelming. It is also frustrating as you can learn the hard way you are reinventing wheels. This Symposium is designed to address this and support and raise up those individuals and groups”.