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Stricter groundwater conditions: Alpha coal mine

08 April, 2014

EDO Qld represented Coast and Country Association Qld (CCAQ) in their objection to the Alpha coal project. The Land Court of Queensland heard the objections to the mine in 2013 and upheld concerns regarding groundwater impacts of the mine recommending that the applications for the mine be refused or, alternatively, that the applications be granted subject to further assessment of the groundwater impacts.

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Media Releases

Land Court delivers Alpha coal judgment

08 April, 2014

The Queensland Land Court has today recommended that the Queensland Government either reject the Alpha Coal project or approve the project subject to stricter groundwater conditions. The Court was unable to say on the evidence just how far interference with groundwater would extend, so took a precautionary approach to protect landholders.

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Media Releases

EDO lodges freedom of information request over funding cuts

25 February, 2014

The Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices (ANEDO) will today lodge a Freedom of Information (FOI) request with the Federal Attorney General and his department for any written representations from the mining industry in relation to the sudden cancelling of all Federal funding of the nine-office national network.

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Factsheets

Community rights to object to mines

01 February, 2014

This factsheet outlines community objection rights with respect to mining activities in Queensland. It gives an overview of the assessment and approval process with a particular focus on community participation rights.

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