Radio Interview: Gas protesters blocked farmer access to their land

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24 May 19, 9:44am .@APPEA has appointed two new Directors to lead important #oilandgas States. The #Qld Director is Georgy Mayo and… https://t.co/nhg0xcU5Q6
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Road spikes installed near Bentley's gas wells site.

ABC North Coast Radio
Interview with landholder, Peter Graham, Bentley, Richmond Valley, Northern NSW.

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Peter Graham says nearby protesters are jeopardising public safety. Protesters have installed spikes on his access road. Mr Graham says the move follows another incident late last month, when metal pickets were driven into the road surface.

“..Now they’ve gone another step and put these dangerous spikes, and they are dangerous spikes, that they’ve put in the roadway to stop trucks 

“But to me it’s more of a safety for a person, them or ourselves, but they are such a permanent structure that it’s going to be difficult to remove this issue now.

“They’re right in the driveway of our entry into our property.

“Look there’s no doubt that there is another entrance, but this is one of the main entrances that we use when we’re moving livestock or moving machinery.

” Lock the Gate tell us that they’re not interfering with the farmer, but what they don’t understand is how an operating farm works.”