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The Community Litigants Handbook – Fifth Edition

EDO Qld’s Community Litigants Handbook provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide to challenging development in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court.

Author: Anita O’Hart

The fifth edition is an up-to-date guide to Queensland’s ever-changing statutory landscape, reflecting recent changes to the law including the commencement of the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) in mid-2017. 

Learn:

  • when and how to commence a court action
  • the costs, effectiveness and risks of litigation
  • how to prepare and file court documents
  • how to prepare your case and increase your chances of success to protect the environment
  • 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.

Judge Michael Rackemann of the Queensland Planning and Environment Court stated in the foreword, “I would like to warmly congratulate the Queensland EDO, and in particular Jo Bragg and Anita O’Hart for their work in compiling and updating this handbook […] Ms O’Hart has done an excellent job of explaining a sometimes complicated jurisdiction in uncomplicated language and in providing guidance at a very practical level. The handbook makes a real and substantial contribution to access to environmental justice.”

 

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Retail price: $120

Concession price: $80


All proceeds towards public interest environmental law.                   

Please contact our office to purchase a copy of the updated handbook. Phone 07 32114466

 

 

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Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland – Second Edition

This plain English, easy-to-follow handbook offers clear information on mining and coal seam gas law in Queensland, including the rights and options of landholders who may be impacted by a nearby resource project.

With many landholders and community groups unable to afford private legal advice, this handbook provides a much-needed, reliable legal guide to the state’s mining and gas law and how to engage effectively in the process around mining and gas projects in Queensland communities. It does not however give detailed advice on compensation.

The handbook includes detailed information on:

  • Understanding the types of mining and gas permits and licences
  • How to write effective submissions on resource projects
  • Understanding the Environmental Impact Statement process
  • 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.

President FY Kingham of the Land Court of Queensland says in the handbook’s foreword, “I see firsthand the value of a practical and accessible guide to the relevant law […] This second edition of the guide draws on recent experience to provide up to date information. I commend the EDO on publication of its second edition of this useful guide to the law.”

Order Now         

Retail price: $120

Concession price: $80


All proceeds towards public interest environmental law.                   

Please contact our office to purchase a copy of the updated handbook. Phone 07 32114466