Anti-mine activist law changes delayed


Federal government plans to stop environmental activists halting major projects through court action have been delayed until next year.

The Senate committee looking into the draft laws, drawn up by the Abbott government after the Federal Court overturned the approval of Adani's $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine, was due to report on Monday but has been given an extension until February 2016.

Government Senate leader George Brandis on Monday reconfirmed the coalition's commitment to changing the law to restrict judicial reviews of environmental approvals to "aggrieved" people.