Grazier turned candidate angry at CSG firm damaging property
A QUEENSLAND senate candidate will lobby against the development of coal seam gas (CGS) reserves, after his Tara property was allegedly damaged last week.
Stop CSG Queensland senate candidate Brian Monk claims his 2000 hectare Tara property was damaged when Queensland Gas Company (QGC) removed 3km of fencing.
Mr Monk said the damage caused his livestock to wander onto roads and into other properties.
"It's incredibly intimidating for people when they come up against a big, well-resourced corporation and their highly-paid legal teams," Mr Monk said.
It comes a week after graziers Darcy Ward and Wil Wilson voiced similar concerns about the gas giant removing fencing on their Targinie and Calliope properties.
QGC is constructing a 540km pipeline from coal seam gas reserves to Gladstone's Liquefied Natural Gas plant on Curtis Island.
Mr Monk and Stop CSG party leader Gordon Fraser will highlight the issues in Canberra by taking polluted water from CSG wells to parliament house.