Property rights issues in focus at Twba conference

Beef Central, 13/06/2013

Issues surrounding land access and practical tips for landholders dealing with mining developments and vegetation management laws will take centre stage at the Property Rights Australia annual conference near Toowoomba this Saturday.

Dalby landholder and Basin Sustainability Alliance board member Ann Bridle will advise producers on the importance of acquiring comprehensive and independent baseline data on bores when mining and and gas developments commence nearby.

Augathella landholder Ashley McKay, who successfully defended a long-running prosecution by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources in the early to mid 2000s, will discuss PRA’s record of assisting landholders with property rights issues in the past 10 years.

Lawyers Tom Marland, from Creevey Russell Lawyers, and Phillip Sheridan, from Steven & Rennick Barristers & Solicitors, will rovide legal updates on land access developments, while landholders Trent Hindman, Richard Golden and Garry and Kerry Ladbrook will discuss personal experiences with mining related and/or vegetation management issues.

Queensland minister for agriculture John McVeigh will also address the conference, while web developer Alex Sparkes will speak on social media and agriculture, and journalist Troy Rowling from Rural Press will advise landholders on working with the media.

The conference will commence with a meet and greet at the Highfields Tavern at 6:30pm tomorrow, Friday, June 14, with the conference to commence at 8:30am at the Highfields Cultural Centre this Saturday, June 15.

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