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How the science won in Federal Court

An open cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley, NSW. The proposed Vickery Extension Project 300 kilometres north of the Hunter Valley is also intended to be an open cut mine. Credit: Ashley Cooper/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images

A recent court case has found that the Minister for the Environment has a duty of care to protect young people against the effects of climate change. Science and law are different worlds, so how do you get climate evidence into the legal system?

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