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A huge win for a stellar community campaign

A huge win for a stellar community campaign

After months of public hearings and on-the-ground campaigning, the Minister for Planning has assessed the environmental effects of the Fingerboards mineral sands mine as unacceptable.   This means that the 1,675-hectare open cut mine is now unlikely to proceed, which...

Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

A leading barrister and former head of the Law Council of Australia says the Federal government's push to invest public money into fossil fuels could be illegal, is open to serious legal challenges and is "at odds" with the purpose of the Australian Renewable Energy...

Standing up for a safe future in light of the IPCC report

Standing up for a safe future in light of the IPCC report

In August, climate change and the urgent and undeniable imperative to rapidly decarbonise the world dominated the news, after the sixth United Nations IPCC Report was published.    There is no question that the IPCC analysis shows that the choices of the Australian...

Yallourn mine situation demands inquiry

Yallourn mine situation demands inquiry

Two weeks ago, Victoria’s Energy Minister stood in front of TV cameras and declared a state-wide ‘energy emergency’. Recent heavy storms had pelted the Latrobe Valley and we were told floodwaters could cause the walls of the Morwell River Diversion, that runs through...

Federal court rules on Possums Appeal

Federal court rules on Possums Appeal

In May 2021, the full bench of the Federal Court overturned the landmark win in the case to protect the critically endangered Leadbeater's Possum and vulnerable Greater Glider from logging.   The appeal was won on a single ground - that logging has a wide exemption...

Representing community opposing a mineral sands mine in East Gippsland

Representing community opposing a mineral sands mine in East Gippsland

More than four years after the Minister for Planning first required an Environment Effects Statement (EES) be prepared for the Fingerboards mineral sands mine proposed in East Gippsland, Victoria, the public hearings to consider the proposal are about to commence.  An...

Revision of National Air Pollution Standards

Revision of National Air Pollution Standards

In April 2021, state and federal environment ministers finally met to revise Australia’s outdated national air pollution standards. The decision, delayed two years, comes after a lengthy ten-year process including a review of air pollution standards, a proposal for a...

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