The Land Court has handed down a decision effectively recommending Stage 3 of the New Acland mine be rejected unless much stronger noise limits are imposed on the project.Keep reading >
The hearing date for Oakey Coal Action Alliance’s appeal and New Acland Coal’s cross appeal has now been listed for a two day hearing on 27-28 February 2019. The appeal seeks to overturn the 2018 Supreme Court decision that would see groundwater impacts no longer allowed to be considered in some mining objection hearings.Keep reading >
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.Keep reading >
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.Keep reading >
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.Keep reading >
We at EDO Qld have prepared a template for you to use when writing a submission under the EPBC Act's public comment opportunities. The template is intended to be used as a guide only.
Please customise your response using your knowledge and expertise, relating to the project or action.
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