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New Queensland mining laws commence

From this week, landholders and miners have more certainty about their land access rights and responsibilities around resource developments. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural...

Another win for the Alpha coal mine

The Alpha coal mine has cleared another hurdle today, with the Queensland Court of Appeal dismissing an appeal from an environmental group. Conservation group Coast and Country had challenged a...

New Land Court president appointed

A new president of the Land Court of Queensland has been appointed this week. Yesterday, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath appointed Judge Fleur Kingham as the new president. Mrs...

Hume Coal will not appeal NSW Land Court ruling

Hume Coal has announced they will not appeal ruling by NSW Land and Environment Court blocking land access. The mining company announced last week they have ruled out seeking leave to appeal the May...

The Great Barrier Reef is in the spotlight at conservation groups argue with Adani mining

Carmichael mining leases approved

Thousands of new jobs in regional Queensland have come a major step closer with approval of the mining leases for the $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine and rail project in the State’s Galilee Basin...

Land court rejects Adani’s case against activists

The Land Court has today rejected Indian mining giant Adani’s bid to make a conservation group pay legal fees for a failed court challenge against it’s $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine...

Landholders given right to object mines

Landholders will have the right to protect their key farm infrastructure from mining and community members will have their objection rights restored under legislation introduced to State Parliament...

Springvale coal mine approval challenged in court

Centennial Coal’s Springvale mine is heading back to court just months after an expansion was approved, with a conservation group concerned about pollution of Sydney drinking water catchments...