Clive Palmer has been engaged in multiple litigation matters linked to the closure of the Yabulu nickel refinery in Townsville 2016. Find out why EDO Qld will be monitoring the status of this project and others to ensure that the environmental impacts are properly assessed.
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.
EDO Qld welcomes the Productivity Commission’s earlier recommendation that extractive industries be subject to the same rules as everyone else, and calls on the Government to better protect our water resources through the same transparent and strong regulation and planning.
EDO Qld CEO Jo Bragg talks current Queensland government policies and actions relating to climate change and reviews actions and potential actions by the State and local governments with respect to planning and development.
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.
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.