Cregan votes against party
The Member for Kavel has defied his Government’s party line in favor of his farming constituents for the second time, as controversial mining reforms passed the lower house last week.
Dan Cregan crossed the floor with fellow Government backbenchers Fraser Ellis, Steve Murray and Nick McBride last Wednesday, in opposition of the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill, which passed the House of Assembly with the support of the Opposition.
The Bill, which was also opposed by independents Geoff Brock, Frances Bedford and Troy Bell, seeks to change the Mining Act to unlock mining opportunities in SA, while protecting the State’s primary production industry.
But it’s failed to gain the support of the agricultural industry which believes it doesn’t provide enough protection for farmers.