Tag Archives: Attorney General George Brandis

Demand Australia Remains a Democracy. Allow Environmental Groups to Challenge Developments!

BY: Georgina B. TARGET: Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt The Australian Government wants to restrict the rights of ‘green groups’, or conservationists, to challenge mining and other developments, according to a report in The Guardian. (image: Attorney General George Brandis) Attorney General Brandis said the government would seek to repeal section 487 (2) of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act

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The species that defeated the Carmichael coal mine

The Abbott government is pushing its plan to change environment laws after so-called “vigilante litigation” overturned the massive Carmichael coal mine. The plan was defeated because the Federal court found Environment Minister Greg Hunt had not properly considered advice about two threatened species, the yakka skink and the ornamental snake. The law requires that the Minister consider these conservation advices

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