Activists and environmentalists take note. In this special essay, Dr Lissa Johnson explains how to make people give a damn.
The Federal Court decision to set aside environmental approval for Adani’s Charmichael mega-mine has been hailed as ‘a great example of democracy in action’. Which it is. Our Government, however, is not happy about active democracy in this case.
Attorney-General George Brandis is 'appalled' by a law that allows 'anyone' (citizens), to bring an action against 'massive developments' (squillionaires), on environmental grounds.
Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt, apparently, are similarly unimpressed.