Last Updated: May 24, 2016

Handbooks

Handbooks

The Community Litigants Handbook - Fourth Edition

Since its original publication in 2006, the handbook has been recommended and used numerous times in Queensland’s Planning and Environment Court.  However, laws change – and so does The Community Litigants Handbook. This Fourth Edition brings us up to date again with Queensland’s ever-changing statutory landscape including new court costs laws, relating to legal costs in the Planning and Environment Court, which commenced on 22 November 2012.

Learn:

  • when and how to commence a court action
  • the costs and risks of litigation
  • how to prepare and file court documents
  • how to prepare your case and increase your chances of success
  • how to present evidence and appear in court

Packed with tips, easy to follow checklists and example court documents, you will find this guide an invaluable tool to running your own planning appeal.

Handbooks

Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland: A Guide for the Community

New handbook gives clear information on mining, coal seam gas and the law in Queensland.

Recent changes to be aware of (as at 29-03-2016)

Mining, coal seam gas and the law. What does it mean for you, your land and your community?

To help everyone understand the relevant laws, Environmental Defenders Office (Qld) has prepared a new handbook, Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland. In plain English, with an easy-to-follow layout, the handbook offers clear information on mining and coal seam gas law in Queensland.

The handbook was prepared in response to demand for clear legal information about mining and coal seam gas and is an invaluable public resource, especially in communities where landholders and residents are affected by mining proposals and wish to understand more about their rights and options.

The handbook is up-to-date with the very latest Queensland law, including recent “greentape” laws and includes detailed information on

  • Understanding the types of mining and gas permits and licences
  • How to write effective submissions on mining and gas projects
  • Understanding Environmental Impact Statements
  • How to run a basic objection hearing by yourself in the Land Court
  • When and how the Federal Government might be involved
  • Enforcing compliance with conditions of approval.

Geoff Penton, CEO, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, says in the handbook’s forward, “Many people cannot afford private legal advice. This guide fills a much needed gap by providing reliable legal material on Queensland mining projects and how they affect existing communities, industries and the natural environment.” 

Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland: A guide for the community, edited by Evan Hamman, Environmental Defenders Office (QLD), 2013. ISBN: 978-0-9775670-4-1; A4-size, bound, 185pp, charts and diagrams

ORDER NOW - Community Litigants Handbook

$40.00 plus $15 postage & handling

All proceeds towards public interest environmental law.
To order your copy, please download the ORDER FORM (below), and return by email or post
OR phone EDO on (07) 32114466 to pay by credit card over the phone.

Click on the links below to read extracts from
the Community Litigants Handbook:

How to use the Handbook

Checklist – Before You Appeal

Checklist – Litigation

Cost Rules Update

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ORDER NOW - Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law

Retail price: $70
Concession price: $40
Postage and handling: $15

All proceeds towards public interest environmental law.
To order your copy, please download the ORDER FORM (below), and return by email or post or phone EDO on (07) 32114466 to pay by credit card over the phone.

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