Our expert legal team is representing Lily and other brave young people in their landmark human rights case against Clive Palmer’s Galilee Coal Project. This is her story.

When 19-year-old Lily’s house on the Sunshine Coast was impacted by last year’s devastating bushfires, she knew the climate emergency she’d been fearing was already upon us.

“I just remember sitting on the couch feeling shock. All I wanted to do was cry, thinking we’re going to lose the house”

Now Lily is one of the brave young people in Youth Verdict heading to court to challenge Clive Palmer’s Galilee Coal Project – a massive thermal coal mine which would fuel catastrophic climate change and increase the risk of bushfires like the one her family experienced.

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You can back Youth Verdict members like Lily who are taking Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal to court.

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Meet Some Members of Youth Verdict

Youth Verdict is a new organisation dedicated to using the law to fight for youth justice. All under the age of 30 – some as young as 13 – this diverse group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people hail from right across Queensland, from the Gold Coast in the south and the farming region of Stanthorpe and the tropical north.

The members of Youth Verdict have one thing in common; they stand to be most affected by climate change fuelled by the coal we burn today.

On their behalf, EDO lawyers will argue the Galilee Coal Project would cause a breach of their human rights by fuelling dangerous climate change that puts their futures, their lives, and their cultures at risk.

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Across Australia, communities like this are on the front line, defending our future against mining giants.

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