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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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Past Court Cases

Kevin's Corner coal mine Land Court challenge

04 July, 2017

Case Summary: EDO Qld represented Coast and Country Association of Queensland Inc (CCAQ) in their objection to the approval of the Mining Lease (ML) and Environmental Authority (EA) for the Kevin's Corner coal mine, situated in the Galilee Basin in the catchment of the Burdekin River (which flows into wetlands and the Reef). Objections centred upon impacts to groundwater, economics and the public interest. 

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Media Releases

Updated: Acland media materials

23 June, 2017

Access a comprehensive case summary; case studies; images and video for the historic Queensland Land Court decision that recommended the outright rejection of the New Acland Coal (NAC) Stage 3 mine expansion on 31 May 2017. Updated 23 June 2017. 

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