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EDO Qld LawAlert: 30 April 2018

30 April, 2018

Find out more about the tree clearing Bill; loopholes in the financial provisioning Bill; EDO Solicitor Revel Pointon takes out the top young environmental lawyer award; and read about a key decision relating to Gold Coast City Council and Boral Industries Pty Ltd. There's also a guide to help you prepare a good submission under the EPBC Act.

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Spotlight on Boral Resources (Qld) Pty Limited v Gold Coast City Council

30 April, 2018

Gold Coast City Council’s (GCCC) refusal of a hard rock quarry in Reedy Creek, West Burleigh in SE Queensland has been unanimously upheld by the Queensland Supreme Court. The decision demonstrates that local councils play an integral role in protecting their local environment through careful drafting of their planning scheme and then by robustly enforcing that planning scheme in the face of contrary developments.

 

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EDO Qld LawAlert: April 2018

13 April, 2018

Your EDO Qld lawyers have prepared summary on Linc Energy, recently found guilty of causing serious environmental harm. We have also been busy presenting to Parliamentary Committees on key environmental issues, including changes to the veg management laws, laws seeking to eliminate corruption in local and State governments, as well as laws ensuring mining land is safely rehabilitated.

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EDO Qld LawAlert: January 2018

31 January, 2018

EDO Qld solicitors are currently in the Supreme Court representing two community clients - Lock The Gate and Oakey Coal Action Alliance - for cases relating to the Blair Athol and New Acland Stage 3 coal mines. This year we are also committed to holding the state government to account on election promises, especially putting an end to broad scale tree clearing.

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