Environmental Law Australia

Land Court of Queensland

Waratah Coal v Youth Verdict (Galilee Coal Project)

A landmark decision rejecting a major coal mine in Queensland based on human rights, climate change and other grounds.

Khyber case

An appeal to the Land Court of Queensland by a landholder against refusal of a tree clearing permit under the Land Act 1994 (Qld) for a pastoral property known as “Khyber”.

Sample pit near Wandoan showing one of the coal seams proposed to be mined

Wandoan Coal Mine (“Xstrata”) case

An objection to a major open-cut coal mine proposed to operate for 30 years in Queensland and produce 1.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases.

Alpha Coal Mine Case

A landmark challenge by local graziers and conservation groups against a large coal mine in central Queensland showing the importance of public objection rights.

Kevin’s Corner Coal Mine Case

Litigation in the Land Court of Queensland over the groundwater and economic impacts of a large coal mine.

Carmichael Coal (“Adani”) Mine Cases in Queensland courts

Major court disputes in the Land Court and Supreme Court of Queensland involving one of the world’s largest proposed coal mines.

New Acland Coal Mine Case

An enormous, hard-fought community battle to protect farmland from a major coal mine in Queensland.