TABLE OF CONTENTS
• Land clearing: submissions close 25 April
• Full reinstatement of community objection rights welcomed
• Chain of Responsibility Bill
• Proposed “one-stop-shop” laws lapse
Court timetable New Acland Stage 3 Project objection,
Qld Land Court
Hearing currently on break until Monday 9 May 2016.
Adani Carmichael Federal Court objection,
Hearing 3-4 May 2016.
Alpha Coal Mine appeal, Qld Court of Appeal Hearing 7 June 2016.
Land clearing: submissions close 25 April! Thank you to the 140 people who came to our LawJams on land clearing in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast this month. Land clearing affects our wildlife, the quality of our soils, the health of our Reef from soil-erosion, and even leads to worse drought in Qld. Don’t forget to make a submission to the Committee considering the Bill to help ensure it gets passed. Full reinstatement of community objection rights welcomed
EDO Qld’s Revel Pointon fronted the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Parliamentary Committee on Monday to support full reinstatement of community objection rights. We reminded the Committee that there have been no examples of frivolous and vexatious litigation found by the Land Court, contrary to the false claims promoted by the resource industry.
Chain of Responsibility Bill – Committee Report tabled
The Qld Government’s Chain of Responsibility Bill gives valuable powers to the Environment Department to help ensure those who profit from resources clean up their mess. This legislation is essential for safeguarding Qld against the repercussions of the steady downturn of the mining sector. The Bill was recently referred to the Agriculture and Environment Committee for consideration. The Committee Report has now been tabled.
Proposed “one-stop-shop” laws lapse
The EPBC Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 has now lapsed. Congratulations everyone on the consistent and persistent advocacy that stopped the “one-stop-shop” of devolving Commonwealth environmental powers to the States.
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Joe Geia sings the ‘Welcome Song’
- Health advice at protest on Black Lives Matter
- Open Letter to the Premier of NSW on Coal and Water
- Taxpayers subsidise Qld Public Trustee rorts on Public Trustee suspended
- Black Lives Matter (Brisbane) on Murder in Minneapolis
- Union Response on Murder in Minneapolis
- Liberal response to George Floyd's murder on Murder in Minneapolis
- What happened? on Murder in Minneapolis
- Playing music is a crime on Main Street on Exile on Main Street
- Protest for George Floyd on Murder in Minneapolis
- Political and corrupt police on Not all, fall down
WBT addresses the following questions:
1. Industrial question: The Master/servant relationship. The struggle for Worker Control.
2. Ownership question: Who owns the land or does the land own us? Rights to the city, right to country. The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia.
3. Political question: This is the class struggle. Who owns the means of production? Who governs? How are democratic rights won and shared.
This is aboriginal land
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Radio, podcasts & Blogs
Paradigm Shift - 4ZZZ fm 102.1, Fridays at Noon
Words are the Wind - Words from Struggle Street
Eva Bartlett In Gaza
4ZZZ News & Current affairs — 4zzz is on the land of the Turbul & Jagera people, never ceded
Save Leard State Forest — Archive of actions to stop mining in the Piliger
Rob Pyne - a far northern life — sharing stories of Rob's struggle inside the ALP and his move to independence.
Contains some excellent chapters about his stint in parliament.