Access to Justice

Understanding Defamation

16 November, 2018

This factsheet explains what defamation is, what defences are available, and what to do if you are concerned that you or your group might be sued.

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Access to Justice

Urban Tree Clearing

02 November, 2018

This factsheet provides advice about what urban trees are protected by laws, what tree clearing can occur
legally and what to do if you suspect illegal tree clearing is occurring.

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Energy & Climate

EPBC referral submission template

30 April, 2018

We at EDO Qld have prepared a template for you to use when writing a submission under the EPBC Act's public comment opportunities. The template is intended to be used as a guide only. 

Please customise your response using your knowledge and expertise, relating to the project or action.

 

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Writing a good submission on a referral under the EPBC Act

30 April, 2018

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is a federal piece of legislation which is designed to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places, listed as Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES).

“Actions” that may potentially have "significant impacts" on MNES must be referred to the federal Environment Minister for assessment and approval before the activity can commence. The public is invited to comment on some of these referrals.

 

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