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Environment

Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that environmental protection and social justice are interconnected, a healthy environment being essential to life and its quality. 

Community Legal Centres Queensland supports

  • full disclosure, transparency and meaningful community consultation in the assessment and approval of major developments and major projects;
  • clear application of the best available science, principles of ecologically sustainable development and the precautionary principle in all decision-making, policy development and legislation;
  • measures to protect biodiversity and natural resources, such as the land and waters, from overuse and degradation;
  • greater emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation in policy and in the assessment and approval of development and major projects;
  • support for remediation and rehabilitation when environmental harm has occurred;
  • Genuine access to justice for individuals to advocate in the public interest with respect to the environment; and
  • active compliance with Australia’s international environmental treaty obligations. 
Downloads:

EDO NQ Submission

PDF icon EDO NQ Submission
Submissions to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment on the Registers of Environmental Organisations

EDO QLD submission

PDF icon EDO QLD submission
Submissions to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment on the Registers of Environmental Organisations

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