The Canberra Times
Monday, 4 December 2023

Federal Court dismisses climate case against Environment Minister

Natalie Vikhrov
Updated October 12 2023 - 3:38pm, first published October 11 2023 - 4:34pm

Australia's Federal Court has dismissed a climate case against Tanya Plibersek, a decision that environmental advocates say will allow the Environment Minister to "ignore climate change" when conducting risk assessments for new coal and gas projects.

Natalie Vikhrov

Natalie Vikhrov

Federal politics and public service reporter

Natalie Vikhrov reports on federal politics and public service for The Canberra Times. Prior to this, she spent several years covering human rights in Eastern Europe, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Get in touch via

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.