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EDO Qld responds to recent media suggesting environment groups would use litigation to delay and disrupt development

16 March, 2012

There has been recent media suggesting environment groups would use litigation to delay and disrupt development.  As EDO Queensland was referred to in a couple of articles, we felt it important to keep our supporters up to date.

A case run solely to delay or disrupt would run the risk of being struck out or ordered to pay costs for damages.

EDO Qld may provide legal assistance to those seeking to protect the environment in the public interest if the request meets our Casework and Advice Guidelines. This may include helping clients determine whether they have a reasonable cause of action, but we do not run cases that would be likely to be struck out .

EDO Qld has a strong history of representing community litigants exercising their statutory rights to protect the environment in the public interest and none of our clients have had their case struck out or been ordered to pay costs due to delay. 

You can read about our past cases on our casework page. In fact, in the high success rate of our clients’ cases validates the legitimacy of our clients’ concerns.

Be assured we will continue to do our best to help community clients protect the environment.