Issues of enclosed land and nuisance

Ms Sharp notes the name of the Bill does not describe what it contains, given the issue of "enclosed land" included within the proposed legislation, and suggests this is "overreach". She adds that regardless of whether the legislation only relates to farms or all enclosed land, a penalty is over three years imprisonment is extreme.

The committee asks for Ms Sharp's opinion on the nuisance shield.

She responds by saying that it is extreme to exclude a common law course of action that has been developed over a long period of time. 

Discussion turns to international examples on how conflict resolution is addressed. Ms Sharp notes that it is important to discuss alternate dispute resolution that is less costly and stressful than going to court.

Ms Sharp notes that as she reads the Bill it "extinguishes" the common law tort of nuisance despite what has been suggested in Parliament by the NSW Minister for Agriculture.