The first test case under the EPBC Act and landmark public interest litigation to stop the killing of thousands of flying foxes on a lychee farm in North Queensland.
A major test case for environmental impact assessment under the EPBC Act, which established that direct and indirect impacts of an action are relevant when assessing the impacts of actions under the Act.
An important trial and appeal in the Federal Court of Australia to restrain farmers in northern NSW from contravening the EPBC Act by clearing and ploughing 100 ha of a Ramsar Wetland in preparation for planting a wheat crop.
An application for a declaration and an injunction in the Federal Court under the EPBC Act to restrain Japanese whaling in the Australian Whale Sanctuary adjacent to Antarctica.
A challenge to decisions under the EPBC Act involving the consideration of greenhouse gas emissions from two Queensland coal mines, Isaac Plains and Sonoma.
A judicial review challenge in the Federal Court against the consideration under the EPBC Act of greenhouse gas emissions from a large coal mine, the Anvil Hill Project (later renamed the Mangoola Open Cut), in the NSW Hunter Valley.
Judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court undertaken in 2008 by Waratah Coal Inc against a refusal of a $5.3 billion coal mine, railway and port by the Federal Environment Minister.
An application in the Federal Court for a declaration and an injunction to restrain an alleged breach of a condition of approval under the EPBC Act for a large dam in Queensland.
Litigation in the Federal Court of Australia against one of the largest coal mines in the world.
A civil prosecution in the Federal Court of a South Australian farmer for clearing 170 eucalyptus trees, thereby causing a significant impact on a threatened species contrary to section 18 of the EPBC Act.
Litigation for negligence against a NSW local government for approving a residential development on contaminated land.
The Volga Cases concerned the arrest of the Russian-flagged longline fishing vessel, Volga, which was apprehended by the Australian Navy for illegally fishing for Patagonian Toothfish in the Australian Fishing Zone.