At issue: Whether, in the course of preparing its environment plan for regulatory approval, Santos should have consulted with the applicant and his community; Whether the applicant and his community are considered “relevant persons” for consultation under the relevant regulations
At issue: Whether the Australian government owes a duty of care to Torres Strait Islanders to take reasonable steps to protect Torres Strait Islanders, their traditional way of life and the marine environment in and around the Torres Strait Islands from climate change impacts. Further, whether the Australian government has breached the alleged duty by failing to implement measures to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
At issue: Whether the Minister for Environment has a duty of care to avoid causing harm to Australian children when deciding whether or not to approve a coal mine expansion. If so, whether an injunction can be sought to stop the Minister from approving the coal mine expansion.
At issue: Whether the Minister was required under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) to consider the impact of scope three greenhouse gas emissions on the climate and the Great Barrier Reef when deciding whether to approve a coal mine.