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Old parties back coal seam gas over farmers

The Greens motion for a moratorium on coal seam gas until its long-term impacts are better understood was roundly defeated as the old parties caved in to powerful multi-national interests in the Senate today.

Greens mining spokesperson, Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, said the Australian public have a right to feel betrayed by the National, Liberal and Labor senators who continue to ignore their concerns in favour of short-term profits that will mostly flow offshore.

“Labor and Liberals have joined the Nationals to sell out the bush,” Senator Waters said.

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