Queensland case to focus on the human rights implications of climate change

A group of young Queenslanders is challenging the mining lease and environmental approval for the Waratah coal mine, part of the Galilee Coal Project.
Although detailed grounds are not yet available*, statements on behalf of the group indicate that the grounds will explicitly link climate change with human rights in a way that is novel in Australia. It will also further explore the principle of intergenerational equity that underpinned the landmark 2019 Gloucester Resources decision in New South Wales.[1]
The Galilee Coal case is likely to have ramifications for future decisions regarding exploitation of the Galilee Basin coal resource.

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