Ms Hurst notes that there have been three reported nuisance cases since 2013, she asks if the Bar association considers that changing how the tort of nuisance is prosecuted is appropriate.
Ms Sharp responds that the Bar Association considers extinguishing the tort of nuisance is not appropriate. She continues that it is an issue of equality and that everybody should be equal before the law.
She adds that farmers complaining against neighbouring farmers will be hindered under this new legislation. This is supported by committee members who note that submissions suggest that there will be no recourse on reduced property value for farmers due to issues caused by neighbouring farms.