The Queensland Government has refused Clive Palmer’s Galilee Coal Project following the recommendation of the Queensland Land Court late last year. [1] [2] 

“Environmental Defenders Office clients Youth Verdict and the Bimblebox Alliance brought an historic legal challenge to the massive new fossil fuel project on human rights, climate and nature grounds and won,” Senior Solicitor Alison Rose said.  

“Today’s final decision to refuse the environmental authority brings an end to the epic battle.  

“Our heartfelt congratulations and gratitude goes to our clients and First Nations witnesses in the case.” 

Read more about the landmark victory here: 


[1] Waratah Galilee Coal Mine EA refused, 3-4-23, Queensland Department of Environment and Science 

[2] Waratah Coal Pty Ltd v Youth Verdict Ltd & Ors (No 6) 

[2022] QLC 21 

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