Ecotourism in national parks – A bad development?

28 March, 2019

Plans to encourage ecotourism in the state’s national parks have provoked alarm among the community, and concerns it could lead to inappropriate development that may jeopardise our most precious natural areas.

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Nature & the Reef

Booth v Yardley ("Flying-fox case 4")

25 November, 2008

EDO Qld acted for conservationist Carol Booth in an unusual case involving admissions by a fruit grower in the media that he had been electrocuting flying-foxes in defiance of a Queensland Government ban on this method of crop protection. Our client succeeded in obtaining a court order for the dismantlement of the electric grids, although it took two contempt proceedings to achieve the outcome.

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Healthy Communities

Yeronga Park planning appeal

23 November, 2007

EDO Qld represented Ruth Woods in a successful planning appeal run jointly with other objectors to a development approval for a football field in a Brisbane park. This case is an example of what can be achieved by a motivated and well-organised community group.

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Saving Queenslands Bush

21 November, 2007

EDO Qld is proud to have acted as legal advisers to the campaign run by Queensland Conservation Council, The Wilderness Society, WWF Australia and the Australian Conservation Foundation that finally brought an end to broadscale clearing of remnant vegetation in Queensland.

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Energy & Climate

Newlands coal mine ("Xstrata climate case")

10 August, 2007

EDO Qld acted for Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) in one of the first Australian cases addressing climate change. The case challenged the expansion of a large coal mine operated by Xstrata Coal. An initial loss in the Land and Resources Tribunal was successfully appealed, but the Queensland Government enacted special legislation to preempt the retrial.

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