The Qld Parliament will vote soon on proposed laws that exempt public access to information around an important mining and gas fund, against the recommendations of the Office of the Information Commissioner. You can help stop this exemption going through.
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.
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.
Do you know your community rights under the Water Act 2000 (Qld)? Find out what the Water Act does and how you can make sure our water is allocated in a safe and sustainable way. Our updated community water rights factsheet is now available to download.
It’s not just impacts to groundwater that are unclear in the Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA) cases - it’s also who has the power to hear and assess potential impacts to groundwater. Find out how Associated Water Licences (AWLs) have thrown a spanner into the legal mix.
We get asked this a lot at EDO Qld - does the Queensland Government have power to revoke or cancel major approvals for large coal mines under existing law? Our experts prepped a handy explainer - using Adani’s Carmichael coal mine as an example - to bring you the legal answer.
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 water resources.
Do you want to have your say on the future of Queensland's energy laws and help facilitate the transition to clean energy? Now is your chance. Queensland Government has opened public consultation on how our state energy laws are functioning and whether amendments are needed to ‘guide future positive outcomes for Queensland's consumers and economy’. Submissions due 19 June by 5pm.