A new handbook, Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland: a guide for the community, has been launched by Environment Defenders Office. In support of the handbook, they are offering workshops on the topic to groups of interested landholders and residents in affected areas.
The book includes information on understanding the types of mining and gas permits and licences, how to write submissions on mining projects, understanding EIS, running a basic objection hearing in the Land Court. EDO also offers workshops for communities. More information is available at www.edo.org.au/edoqld/handbooks/.