The latest mine rehab announcement seems to be more about public opinion on mine rehabilitation than about serious change in policy," said Rod Campbell, Research Director at The Australia Institute

Louise Nichols
Updated July 28 2021 - 2:03pm, first published July 27 2021 - 1:52pm

A report published in 2016 highlighting the inadequacies of money for and regulations of mining rehabilitation across NSW is still having impacts on decisions being made now by state government.

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Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.

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