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Company co-owned by MP Angus Taylor launches court action against land clearing ruling
Environment 2022-01-14 3:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Jam Land, the company co-owned by energy minister Angus Taylor, is contesting an order made by the federal Environment Department to restore 28.5 hectares of […]

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‘Capricious’ conduct by Morrison government dooms Beetaloo gas contract
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-12-23 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has voided contracts between the Morrison government and a subsidiary of Empire Energy for gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin after finding the […]

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Woodside hit with second lawsuit over $16.5B WA natural gas project
Environment 2021-12-01 2:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Woodside Energy has been sued over its $16.5 billion Scarborough gas field development, with an environmental group alleging the project’s approval was invalid because the […]

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Govt wants clarity on climate change class action by Torres Strait Islanders
Climate change 2021-11-23 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a climate change class action against the government will be invited to visit the Torres Strait to see the alleged erosion of […]

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Court tosses case over sacred trees at Western Highway upgrade site
Environment 2021-11-23 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has summarily dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Victorian government of acting unlawfully by improving the Western Highway and threatening to harm six ‘directions’ […]

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Court orders CBA to hand over oil and gas project books in climate change case
Climate change 2021-11-11 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia will have to hand over a preliminary tranche of documents relating to seven large-scale oil and gas projects it is […]

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Beetaloo gas exploration was approved to ‘stymie’ climate change case, judge told
Climate change 2021-11-02 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government decision’s to enter into a contract with a subsidiary of Empire Energy for gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin was an effort […]

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Government hit with climate change class action by Torres Strait Islanders
Class Actions 2021-10-26 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action has been filed alleging the Morrison government has a novel duty of care to protect Torres Strait Islanders from the devastating effects […]

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Judge finds Montara oil spill ‘widespread’, in win for class action
Class Actions 2021-10-25 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a class action against the Australian arm of Thai state owned oil giant PTT has rejected attempts to limit the claimed damages […]

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Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that […]

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