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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. 

Listed below are a range of research papers, submissions, news articles and items of interest that provide additional information on this subject area.