BREAKING: The Full Court of the Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the Minister for Resources’ appeal against Justice Wood’s earlier decision that the Tarkine National Coalition (TNC) was entitled to a statement of reasons for the decision to grant mining leases for the Venture Minerals’ Mt Lindsay and Livingstone projects.
Handing down its judgment only one week after the appeal was heard, the Full Court found that the Minister’s appeal had no merit and upheld Justice Wood’s original finding that TNC was a “person aggrieved” by decisions to grant mining leases within the Tarkine.
The judgment confirms that environmental groups, such as the TNC, can have the right to scrutinise the Minister’s decisions to grant mining leases.
EDO Tasmania would like to thank our legal team – barristers Jim Delany QC and Juliet Forsyth, litigation lawyer, Claire Bookless, and our former litigation lawyer, Adam Beeson – and the tireless Scott Jordan of the Tarkine National Coalition.
To read the full judgment, click here.