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The Community Litigants Handbook – Fifth Edition

EDO Qld’s Community Litigants Handbook provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide
to challenging development in the Queensland Planning and
Environment Court.
Author: Anita O’Hart

The fifth edition is an up-to-date guide to Queensland’s ever-changing
statutory landscape,
reflecting recent changes to the law including the commencement of the 
Planning Act 2016 (Qld)
in mid-2017. 

Learn:
– when and how to commence a court action
– the costs, effectiveness and risks of litigation
– how to prepare and file court documents
– how to prepare your case and increase your chances of success to
protect the environment
– how to present evidence and appear in court

Packed with tips, easy to follow checklists and example court documents,
you will find this
guide an invaluable tool to running your own planning appeal.

Judge Michael Rackemann of the Queensland Planning and Environment
Court stated in the foreword,
“I would like to warmly congratulate the Queensland EDO, and
in particular Jo Bragg and Anita O’Hart for their work in compiling and
updating this handbook […]
Ms O’Hart has done an excellent job of explaining a sometimes
complicated jurisdiction in uncomplicated language and in
providing guidance at a very practical level. The
handbook makes a real and substantial contribution to access to
environmental justice.”
ORDER NOW: Retail price: $120
Concession price: $80
(for self represented community litigants, EDO Qld members & non-profit community groups)
Plus Postage & handling
All proceeds towards public interest environmental law.       
Call or email the Qld office to organise payment over the phone, or to
receive the order form – 07 32114466        

Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland – Second Edition

This plain English, easy-to-follow handbook offers clear information on
mining and coal seam gas law in Queensland, including the rights and
options of landholders who may be impacted by a nearby resource
project.

With many landholders and community groups unable to afford private
legal advice, this handbook provides a much-needed, reliable legal guide
to the state’s mining and gas law and how to engage effectively in the
process around mining and gas projects in Queensland communities.
It does not however give detailed advice on compensation.

The handbook includes detailed information on:
– Understanding the types of mining and gas permits and licences
– How to write effective submissions on resource projects
– Understanding the Environmental Impact Statement process
– 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.

President FY Kingham of the Land Court of Queensland says in the
handbook’s foreword, “I see firsthand the value of a practical and
accessible guide to the relevant law […] This second edition of the guide draws on recent experience to provide up to date information. I commend the EDO on publication of its second edition of this useful guide to the
law.”
ORDER NOW: Retail price: $120
Concession price: $80
(for affected landholders, EDO Qld members & non-profit community
groups)
Plus Postage & handling
All proceeds towards public interest environmental law.       
Call or email the Qld office to organise payment over the phone, or to
receive the order form – 07 32114466