Environmental Law Australia

District Court of Queensland

Bulldozers on the Pelican Links site undertaking pre-emptive clearing on 21 July 2004, taken by officers of the Caloundra City Council from a helicopter

Pelican Links cases

A series of cases in the Planning and Environment Court, Magistrates Court, District Court and Court of Appeal involving pre-emptive clearing and a planning appeal for a large residential development near Caloundra in South-East Queensland.

Bulldozer with felled tree in rainforest

R v Dempsey

An application for leave to appeal to the Queensland Court of Appeal against a sentence imposed by the District Court of Queensland for illegal logging in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Cover of the Courier Mail from October 2005 with headline reading "Sly logging not enough to land grazier in jail"

R v Boyle

A prosecution and sentencing of a serious environmental crime in the District Court of Queensland. The facts involved clearing of a large swath of a national park by a grazier to allow ease of movement of his cattle between paddocks.