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Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill

Introduced on July 16, 2020, the Bill ends tenure review and reforms the regulatory system covering Crown pastoral land leases. First reading on July 22 opposed by National who said it will effectively end high country farming due to the requirements to gain approval for many farming practices. Sent to the Environment Committee. Report back March 30, 2021. Report back extended to May 25. Report back extended and made on July 6 with a number of minor changes. Second reading completed on Nov 9 with National and ACT opposed. Committee stage completed on May 10 with the govt making minor changes, National and Act firmly opposed and vowing to repeal it. Third reading on May 12 with no change in parties’ positions. Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill