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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EDO Qld connecting with Traditional Owners

28 September, 2018

EDO Qld was pleased to be able to meet with representatives from the Butchulla people in Hervey Bay during our regional tour. The Butchulla people are traditional owners of country in the Great Sandy region, including K’gari (aka Fraser Island) for which they have a native title determination.

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Access to Justice

EDO Qld visits regional communities

28 September, 2018

EDO Qld senior solicitor Revel Pointon was on the road this month to provide community workshops around central coast Qld. We covered a lot of distance and a lot of different topics to empower regional communities to understand the laws and their rights to be involved in decisions that impact their health, environment and community.

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Access to Justice

EDO looks back on its volunteers

28 September, 2018

EDO Queensland is turning 30 in 2019! Our volunteer profile series celebrates 30 years of volunteers, who are integral to the work we do. This time, EDO Qld Principal Solicitor Sean Ryan, recalls his experience as a student volunteer.

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Energy & Climate

Climate Law Update 2018

28 September, 2018

Judges make decisions on the evidence before them - but Parliament may change the rules and bring in new climate laws. At this recent EDO Qld event, prominent jurists looked at Climate Law now, and into the future.

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Energy & Climate

Spotlight on prosecutions of Linc Energy

27 September, 2018

In September 2018, the High Court dismissed an application to hear the Linc Energy case made by the Queensland government. That means the Court of Appeal decision stands - so it’s possible for company liquidators in Queensland to disclaim future environmental responsibilities and for remediation costs to fall back on the State.

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