Analysis

A new report from Environmental Justice Australia looks at methods that coal companies operating in Australia use to avoid, minimise or delay their rehabilitation obligations in NSW and Qld.

The Maules Creek open cut coal mine exposes the four Murphy girls to dangerous particle pollution and oxides of nitrogen from mine blasting.

The father of these four girls, Pat Murphy, was interviewed on Radio National. Narrabri farmer Pat Murphy spoke on Radio National about his epxerience living near the mine.

Earthjustice team

by Lillian Graystone

A lot has been happening in the biodiversity law space. Across Australia, our work on the next generation of environmental laws; in Victoria, everything up for review. Catch up with the latest.

The Government will decide whether to include a Charter in the Climate Change Act in the next few weeks.

Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeepers Association have rapidly charted a strong course, setting the direction for the proposed Yarra River Protecetion Act.

It’s becoming more and more obvious that mining rehabilitation bonds are simply not adequate to cover the costs of rehabilitating land.

Saturday 20 February saw the first meeting of the Yarra Act Community Committee, attended by Bruce Lindsay from Environmental Justice Australia, Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly, and representatives from local community groups. 

EJA lawyer Felicity MIllner with our proposed Climate Charter. Photo: Jenny Denton

The Independent Review into Victoria’s Climate Change Act has recommended that Victoria adopt a Climate Change Charter.

What is it?

The Victorian Climate Change Act was introduced in 2010. In 2012, the then government substantially gutted the Climate Change Act, making it ineffective.

The Climate Change Act must be reviewed every 5 years. Last year, the state government commissioned an independent expert panel to review that Climate Change Act and its effectiveness.

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