Protestors mobilise against Qld coal projects

QUEENSLAND’S newly sworn-in resources minister Scott Stewart is already facing pressure from environmentalists who want to keep New Hope’s proposed New Acland Stage three extension project and Liberty Mutual’s Baralaba South project on ice.

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If the OCAA is successful, the matter will likely return to the Land Court, which recommended in 2017 that both a mining lease and an environmental authority should be refused.

The Oakey Coal Action Alliance said it was calling on Stewart to honour his predecessor's commitment to wait until legal proceedings were finished before making a decision on the New Acland project.