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Federal government push to invest public funds in fossil fuel technology wide open to court challenge, leading Australian barrister says

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MEDIA RELEASE    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 and non-renewable technologies could be illegal, is well open to serious legal challenge and is “at odds” with the purpose of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.  …

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Lawyers for north-Queensland teenagers ask State Bank of India to halt billion dollar loan as Australian government reviews Adani/Bravus coal mine approval 

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Lawyers for north-Queensland teenagers ask State Bank of India to halt billion dollar loan as Australian government reviews Adani/Bravus coal mine approval  Lawyers at Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) have this week written on behalf of their clients to the State Bank of India (SBI) to request that they do not fund the Adani/Bravus Carmichael coal…

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Qld teenagers present critical new evidence to revoke approval of Adani coal mine  

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Qld teenagers present critical new evidence to revoke approval of Adani coal mine   BREAKING: Two North Queensland teenagers today presented the federal government with new expert evidence and strong legal grounds to revoke approval of Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine.  Acting for the young community leaders— Brooklyn O’Hearn, 17, from Townsville; and Claire Galvin, 19, from Cairns — lawyers at Environmental Justice Australia said the three independent expert reports provide sufficient new evidence…

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Environmental lawyers warn Bayswater coal ash dump expansion cannot proceed until coal ash inquiry is complete, as hearings begin  

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Environmental lawyers warn Bayswater coal ash dump expansion cannot proceed until coal ash inquiry is complete, as hearings begin   Environmental lawyers are calling for the NSW Environment Minister to pause the assessment process for the coal ash dump expansion at AGL’s Bayswater power station until the outcomes of the coal ash inquiry are known,…

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‘Unfair and unprecedented’: public denied scrutiny of controversial gas plan as planning minister ignores government guidelines 

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‘Unfair and unprecedented’: public denied scrutiny of controversial gas plan as planning minister ignores government guidelines  The Victorian government’s refusal to extend a deadline for public scrutiny of a gas company’s Environment Effects Statement (EES) in Western Port Bay ignores ministerial guidelines and may encourage community groups to defy Stage 4 coronavirus restrictions, warn lawyers.  Lawyers at…

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Environmental lawyers call for law change and an investigation into Adani’s ‘suitable operator’ following fresh allegations about shocking international track record 

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Environmental lawyers call for law change and an investigation into Adani’s ‘suitable operator’ following fresh allegations about shocking international track record  Environmental Justice Australia reiterate their call for a law change and an investigation into The Adani Group’s ‘suitable operator’ status in light of fresh allegations revealed by the ABC this morning relevant…

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