Q. There is currently debate over the exploration and extraction of coal seam gas from farming land, particularly in NSW and Queensland. Do you think Governments should restrict mining of coal seam gas on farming land or do the current regulations balance the interests of farmers and mining companies?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Should restrict coal seam gas mining||50%||52%||48%||74%|
|Current regulations balance interests of farmers and mining companies||20%||21%||23%||6%|
50% think coal seam gas mining should be restricted and 20% think current regulations balance interests of farmers and mining companies. 30% have no opinion.
Labor voters and Liberal/National voters hold similar views but 74% of Greens voters want restrictions.
Those most in favour of restrictions were aged 55+ (61%) and respondents from Queensland (56%) and NSW (54%).
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