Environmental Justice Symposium, Brisbane (QUT), Friday 23rd November 2012

Environmental Justice Symposium – 30th November 2012, Brisbane

On 30th November 2012 AELA hosted an Environmental Justice Symposium in Brisbane, in partnership with the Queensland Environmental Defender’s Office (Qld EDO) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

A copy of the flyer and final program is available, please click here.

The symposium brought together more than 90 people, including academics, activists, legal practitioners, students and regulators, to explore the meaning and relevance of environmental justice in Queensland. There were four sessions: an introduction to environmental justice; a case study: coal seam gas; climate justice and making environmental justice happen.

Since the symposium was concluded a number of people have volunteered to progress an Environmental Justice Network for Queensland.  If you’re interested in this initiative, please contact AELA – convenor@earthlaws.org.au

To download a copy of audio recordings and Powerpoint presentations from the Symposium, please click on the links below.

INTRODUCTION:

  • “Opening remarks and welcome” – Professor Douglas Fisher (5 mins)

SESSION 1 – ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

SESSION 2 – A CASE STUDY: COAL SEAM GAS

  • “Bridging the Divide: Coal and Gas in Rural Queensland” – Annette Hutchinson, Stop CSG Brisbane (18 mins)
  • “The Legal Framework for Coal Seam Gas in Queensland: Opportunities for Community Influence” – Evan Hamman, Project Manager, EDO (15 mins)
  • “When the law can’t help: the role of civil disobedience” – Drew Hutton, Lock the Gate Alliance (17mins)

SESSION 3 – CLIMATE JUSTICE

SESSION 4 – MAKING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE HAPPEN

CONCLUSION

  • “Conclusions and next steps” – Michelle Maloney and Doctor Rowena Maguire (6 mins)

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