Federal court finds against award of cash to Empire for Beetaloo

THE Federal Court of Australia has ruled that one  tranche of three of the $21 million granted to Empire Energy under the Strategic Basins policy is invalid based on it being disbursed while the original case brought against Empire receiving funds was being heard. 

 Federal court finds against award of cash to Empire for Beetaloo  Federal court finds against award of cash to Empire for Beetaloo  Federal court finds against award of cash to Empire for Beetaloo  Federal court finds against award of cash to Empire for Beetaloo  Federal court finds against award of cash to Empire for Beetaloo

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Lawyers from the Environmental Defenders Office, acting on behalf of The Environment Centre NT, had argued the decision by resources minister Keith Pitt to grant the money, from a pool