ENVIRONMENT

Ley wins duty of care appeal

THE Federal Court has found that federal environment minister Sussan Ley does not have a duty of care to young people to stop the development of Whitehaven Coal’s Vickery coal mine extension project in New South Wales.

 Federal environment minister Sussan Ley.

Federal environment minister Sussan Ley.

The federal government's successful appeal came after eight teenagers argued successfully that the environment minister was responsible for the welfare of future generations and that approving the mine...

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