Energy & Climate

Spotlight on prosecutions of Linc Energy

13 April, 2018

Liquidated energy company, Linc Energy Pty Ltd was recently found guilty of five charges of causing serious environmental harm. They are additionally involved in a number of other legal actions in Queensland, which EDO Qld is watching closely. 

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Nature & the Reef

Have your say on Australia's faunal extinction crisis

13 August, 2018

On 27 June 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry (Senate Inquiry). The Committee must report by 4 December 2018.

The committee has agreed to extend the date for receipt of submissions to 10 September 2018.

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Nature & the Reef

Is it fight or flight for Toondah Harbour?

31 July, 2018

Concerns remain over the Toondah Harbour Development and the project's impact on the protected RAMSAR wetlands and migratory birds, turtles, dugongs and koalas. Understand the assessment process, your rights and how to stay up-to-date and have your say on development applications.

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Energy & Climate

The drain on Acland farmers

31 July, 2018

It’s not just impacts to groundwater that are unclear in the Oakey Coal Action Alliance cases - it’s also who has the power to hear and assess potential impacts to groundwater. Ahead of two separate cases, find out how the new Associated Water Licences (AWLs) have thrown a spanner into the legal mix.

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Energy & Climate

Murray-Darling Basin water regulation update

31 July, 2018

Amidst concerns for water use in the Murray-Darling Basin region, EDO Qld is working with government and stakeholders to ensure changes to the water regulation framework are sufficiently strong to better protect our precious water resources, for all water users and our environment.

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Acland Court of Appeal case a step closer

19 June, 2018

EDO Qld client Oakey Coal Action Alliance has filed written submissions to the the Court of Appeal in relation the Acland case. This appeal seeks to overturn the 2018 Supreme Court decision that would see groundwater impacts no longer allowed to be considered in some mining objection hearings. A review is expected in September.

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