Law Reform · Energy & Climate

EDO Qld applauds Environment Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill

18 March, 2016

This week Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles introduced a new Bill to handle the Clive Palmer/Qld Nickel type situation

This week Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles introduced a new Bill to handle the Clive Palmer/Qld Nickel type situation. The Bill would give government more powers to make orders forcing clean-up against persons related to companies. This will lessen the risks of Qld taxpayers being left to fund massive clean-up costs if companies go into administration.

EDO Qld spoke on the 7:30 Report and ABC News calling for action to avoid taxpayer clean-up of the Qld Nickel site. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition calling for the government to ensure the public purse did not have to fund a clean-up of the Queensland Nickel site! If you haven't signed it yet please sign to help make sure the Bill gets through Parliament.

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