Judge finds Morrison government erred in approving preliminary work on tailings dam in the Tarkine

Conversationists say judgment is one of the most significant in environmental law since the environmental protection act was introduced in 1999

Conservationists have declared a win in a fight over Tasmania’s takyana/Tarkine rainforest after a judge found the Morrison government had erred in approving preliminary work on a mining waste dam.

Federal court justice Mark Moshinsky found the then environment minister, Sussan Ley, had failed to apply the precautionary principle before allowing drilling and surveying works for a new tailings dam near the town of Rosebery, on the state’s west coast.

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(SOURCE) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/26/judge-finds-morrison-government-erred-in-approving-preliminary-work-on-tailings-dam-in-the-tarkine

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