Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland: A Guide for the Community
New EDO QLD handbook gives clear information on mining, coal seam gas and the law in Queensland.
Mining, coal seam gas and the law. What does it mean for you, your land and your community?
To help everyone understand the relevant laws, our southern partner, EDO QLD, has prepared a new handbook, Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland. In plain English, with an easy-to-follow layout, the handbook offers clear information on mining and coal seam gas law in Queensland.
The handbook was prepared in response to demand for clear legal information about mining and coal seam gas and is an invaluable public resource, especially in communities where landholders and residents are affected by mining proposals and wish to understand more about their rights and options.
The handbook is up-to-date with the very latest Queensland law, including recent “greentape” laws and includes detailed information on:
- Understanding the types of mining and gas permits and licences
- How to write effective submissions on mining and gas projects
- Understanding Environmental Impact Statements
- How to run a basic objection hearing by yourself in the Land Court
- When and how the Federal Government might be involved
Enforcing compliance with conditions of approval.
Geoff Penton, CEO, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, says in the handbook’s forward, “Many people cannot afford private legal advice. This guide fills a much needed gap by providing reliable legal material on Queensland mining projects and how they affect existing communities, industries and the natural environment.”
Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland: A guide for the community, edited by Evan Hamman, Environmental Defenders Office (QLD), 2013.
ISBN: 978-0-9775670-4-1; A4-size, bound, 185pp, charts and diagrams