Niall Blair on Shenhua mine licence extension: ‘I understand farmers’ disappointment’

Jamieson Murphy
Alex Druce
By Jamieson Murphy, and Alex Druce
Updated July 19 2018 - 10:05am, first published 5:23am
A number of farmers and environmental groups criticised the extension of Shenhua's exploration licence which, incidentally, is second licence extension since the government’s $262-million deal that was supposed to secure agriculture’s future on the Liverpool Plains.

UPDATED, Thursday evening: PRIMARY Indsutries Minister Niall Blair says he understands farmers’ disappointment that Shenhua’s mining exploration licence for the Liverpool Plains was not cancelled outright – particularly in the current drought. 

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

Alex Druce

Alex Druce

Senior Journalist

Politics and rural issues journo in Sydney. Give me a yell at adruce@fairfaxmedia.com.au