Abbott government laws to stop the courts from being used to progress green political agenda will be revisited by Malcolm Turnbull.
Malcolm Turnbull has flagged a fresh attempt at passing laws to prevent environmentalists using the courts to block major projects, before his week-long visit to Queensland.
Labor and the Greens blocked a previous attempt by the Abbott government to prevent people with political agendas from using the courts to disrupt and delay projects such as coal mines.
The prime minister told reporters in Sydney, on the eve of a Brisbane cabinet meeting, he appreciated the value of a "robust democracy".
"People are entitled to bring their cases before the court, but there is no doubt there has been very systematic, very well funded campaigns against major projects," Mr Turnbull said.
"It's right to express concern about that."
He said the government would test whether the new Senate - which has nine Greens and 11 minor party members on the crossbench - has the "appetite" to reconsider the Abbott government bill.
Queensland Resources Council chief Michael Roche said such laws were important, especially given the increasing role of foreign interests in lobbying against resources projects.
But he said the federal government should go further and reassess taxpayer subsidies for "green activist" groups.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said he was concerned environmental activism and poor management by the Queensland Labor government were holding back major projects.
"I certainly don't take this place for granted, Malcolm doesn't take it for granted and we want to make sure we drag other people along with us on this path of making Queensland a stronger place," he told reporters in Brisbane.
The Greens want a ban on fracking and all coal seam gas and shale development.
Asked whether his Queensland trip had anything to do with the rise of One Nation, Mr Turnbull said he was the "prime minister of all of Australia" and Queensland was a "big part of Australia".
"To all the states and territories I have to say in the words of that great Australian philosopher: 'I love youse all.'"
Mr Joyce said the solution to taking on One Nation was to address voters' frustrations, but not by unrealistically offering to make everything better.
Liberal senator Dean Smith said the coalition should not dismiss One Nation supporters out of hand, especially with Western Australia and Queensland next cabs off the rank in terms of state elections.
"It is a live issue for the coalition - I think the prime minister going to Queensland is a very important first step," the WA senator told Sky News.
"The onus is on us to argue for reform, better make the case for reform and give people a sense that when we have reformed in the past, the country has got prosperous," he said.
Mr Turnbull will visit Birdsville and Winton in the far western electorate of Maranoa, then ultra-marginal Capricornia around Rockhampton, before heading back to Brisbane at the end of the week for a domestic violence summit.
Greens deputy leader Larissa Waters said stopping ordinary Australians from enforcing environment laws would be a "capitulation to the hard right inside the coalition and yet another win for Tony Abbott".
"Gutting public enforcement of environmental laws is an attack on democracy and the rule of law," she said.
Last week, the Federal Court agreed with a community group that the federal government made an unlawful decision when it allowed a port in the sensitive Tiwi Islands to be built without any environmental assessment, she said.
"When governments fail to enforce or comply with their own laws, it falls to community groups to hold them to account."