Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Four Corners Report Highlights Mining Issues

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Four Corners Report Highlights Mining Issues

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Byline: Callum Johnson callum.johnson@thechronicle.com.au

AGFORCE Queensland's senior policy advisor Drew Wagner was one of many who watched the battle between farmers and mining companies unfold on Monday night's screening of Four Corners.

While the Four Corners' The Good Earth special dealt mainly with northern New South Wales farmland, it was a battle Mr Wagner was all too familiar with, right here on the Darling Downs.

" Four Corners showed a very good example of what is happening with productive farmland in places like Felton and Haystack Road," Mr Wagner said.

He said he hoped the television programme would help raise awareness of "the issues we've been trying to fight for".

"This is about food security and the stability of future agricultural resources," he said.

Mr Wagner's comments coincided with an AgForce report that showed the Queensland Government had reported a 45 per cent increase of total land under application permits and mining claims in the state during the last year. …

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