Clive Palmer’s Queensland coalmine will harm ‘future generations’, court finds in landmark climate ruling

First Nations challenge over Galilee mine approval succeeds in land court, but final decision rests with state governmentFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastA Queensland court has found the plans of a company owned by Clive Palmer to dig Australia’s largest thermal coalmine in central Queensland infringe upon the human rights of future generations, in landmark climate case.The Queensland land court’s president, Fleur Kingham, said the case was not about whether any new coalmine should be approved, but “whether this coalmine should be approved on its merits”.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

Clive Palmer’s Queensland coalmine will harm ‘future generations’, court finds in landmark climate ruling

First Nations challenge over Galilee mine approval succeeds in land court, but final decision rests with state government

A Queensland court has found the plans of a company owned by Clive Palmer to dig Australia’s largest thermal coalmine in central Queensland infringe upon the human rights of future generations, in landmark climate case.

The Queensland land court’s president, Fleur Kingham, said the case was not about whether any new coalmine should be approved, but “whether this coalmine should be approved on its merits”.

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