Validity of McArthur River Mine expansion a month away

The legality of the 110 million dollar McArthur River Mine expansion near Borroloola won’t be known for at least another month.

Chief Justice Brian Martin today ruled that the court of appeal can re-examine whether the Territory Mines Minister’s authorisation of the expansion was valid.

The Northern Land Council had also wanted the court to examine whether the Commonwealth’s approval of the mine was flawed.

But Chief Justice Martin says the full bench of the Court of Appeal must decide that once the matter goes back to court on the 18th of July.

from the ABC… 

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