|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.