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The community’s Mining and Coal Seam Gas Handbook

26 August, 2013

To help everyone understand the relevant laws, EDO QLD created  handbook Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland in X.  Geoff Penton, CEO, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, says in the handbook’s forward, “Many people cannot afford private legal advice. This guide fills a much needed gap by providing reliable legal material on Queensland mining projects and how they affect existing communities, industries and the natural environment.”

Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland is in plain English, with an easy-to-follow layout, the handbook offers clear information on mining and coal seam gas law in Queensland.

The handbook was prepared in response to demand for clear legal information about mining and coal seam gas and is an invaluable public resource, especially in communities where landholders and residents are affected by mining proposals and wish to understand more about their rights and options.

The handbook is up-to-date with the very latest Queensland law, including recent “greentape” laws and includes detailed information on:

  • Understanding the types of mining and gas permits and licences

  • How to write effective submissions on mining and gas projects

  • Understanding Environmental Impact Statements

  • How to run a basic objection hearing by yourself in the Land Court

  • When and how the Federal Government might be involved

  • Enforcing compliance with conditions of approval.

Geoff Penton, CEO, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, says in the handbook’s forward, “Many people cannot afford private legal advice. This guide fills a much needed gap by providing reliable legal material on Queensland mining projects and how they affect existing communities, industries and the natural environment.”

Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) gives a strong legal voice to the environment when needed most.

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