Australian government to appeal ruling that it must protect children from climate harm
Environment minister to challenge federal court judgment in a case against a NSW coalmine expansion brought by schoolchildren and nun
The environment minister, Sussan Ley, will appeal yesterday’s federal court declaration she has a duty of care to protect Australian children from climate harm that would be caused by the expansion of a coalmining project.
Some of the eight schoolchildren that brought the case to the federal court have reacted with dismay to the appeal, with one saying the government was now fighting for the right to cause them harm.
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