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Historic win for Bulga residents against Rio Tinto coal mine expansion

Residents of the Hunter Valley village of Bulga celebrate their landmark victory in the NSW Court of Appeal over a coal mine expansion by Rio Tinto.

The Court upheld an earlier NSW Land and Environment Court decision that significant dust, noise and social impacts and the destruction of rare forest containing threatened plant and animal species, outweighed the economic benefits of the project.

For more details and to read the judgement.


Policy Watch

Reform of NSW Aboriginal Culture and Heritage System

Read the EDO NSW's submission to the NSW government's discussion paper on reforming the Aboriginal Culture and Heritage system. The submission says Aboriginal people must have a greater role and power in the determination of their own culture and heritage.


EDO Facing Renewed Attacks


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