Recent Cases

Environment Council of Central Queensland Inc v Minister for the Environment and Water [2024] FCAFC 56 (16 May 2024) (Mortimer CJ; Colvin and Horan JJ)


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW – appeal – s 78(1)(a) Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) – extended operation of two existing coal mines – appellant claimed effects of climate change should result in greater controlling provisions – challenges to Minister’s reasoning about future global emissions levels and impact from extended operation of the two mines – Minister’s findings allegedly affected by irrationality – each ground of appeal dismissed