Tag: environmental protection

Public Accountability over major mining projects in Queensland

BY NARELLE BEDFORD

The Adani mine has become synonymous with the ‘lawfare’ debate and issues relating to the suitability of review of mining decisions by courts. The first of the judicial review actions relating to Adani resulted in a consent Read the rest

South Australia’s Royal Commission provides ‘blue print’ to challenge Basin Plan

BY ADAM WEBSTER

At the end of April, the South Australian Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin released its second issues paper. The issues paper focuses on the legal construction of the Water Act 2007 (Cth) and calls into … Read the rest

Proposed repeal of s 487 of the EPBC Act: the end of litigation by environmental groups?

Andrew Edgar photoBY ANDREW EDGAR

As has been widely reported in recent weeks, in the wake of the successful Federal Court challenge to the Commonwealth government’s approval of the Adani Coal mine, the Government is proposing the repeal of s 487 of … Read the rest

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