Richard Carew is a partner with Brisbane based law firm Carew Lawyers.
He acted for a number of environment groups and individuals, including Indigenous owners, who in 2010, in the Queensland Court of Appeal, successfully prevented an expansion of Sibelco’s interests on North Stradbroke Island into the (lawful) sale of non-mineral sand.
Mr Carew also acted for a respondent in the Federal Court native title claim over the island, which concluded with a consent determination in favour of the claimants in July 2011.
The brackets were inserted around ‘lawful’ above because SIbelco is facing criminal charges relating to the unlawful sale of non-mineral sand. The trial continues on 22 August. The prosecution commenced in 2009.