North Coast Environment Council Case

Credit: Jo-Anne MCARTHUR, WEANIMALS.oRG

Credit: Jo-Anne MCARTHUR, WEANIMALS.oRG

The rules applicable to standing were widened in the North Coast Environment Council case, where the Federal Court held the non-for-profit organisation had a special interest in the subject matter of the litigation. By falling within the scope of a ‘person aggrieved’ under s 13 of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth), the organisation was entitled to request a statement of reasons for the Minister of Resources decision to grant a licence to export woodchips.