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Government approval for consultation on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill.

That in addition to any terms negotiated between the pastoralist and the gas company, the statutory land access agreement must contain the above standard minimum protections for pastoralists.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
Bill to be introduced in 2019 and passed in Q1 2020

Reform area
Planning for industry
Project action
Addressing arrangements to access pastoral land
Lead agency

Action item update

Implementation progress

The government is drafting an amendment to the Petroleum Act 1984 to meet this recommendation. It is anticipated the amendment Bill will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly by the end of 2019.