Presentations, Papers & Lectures

We play an active role in promoting and furthering law reform and legal education in NSW

Our solicitors contribute their expertise to external conferences and symposiums and guest lecture at several universities. Our papers are also published in a range of academic journals.

Presentations, papers and lectures delivered by our staff are listed below.

Presentations Papers and Speeches

Update on Native Vegetation Laws & IFOA Remake

Presentation, NCC Regional Environment Conference, Bellingen 

May, 2015

Nina Lucas, Outreach Solicitor, EDO NSW

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Protection of Protected Species Including Whales in the Antarctic

Presentation, Young Lawyers Seminar 

November, 2014

Sarah Roebuck, Solicitor, EDO NSW

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Sue Higginson, Principal Solicitor, EDO NSW

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Public Interest Environmental Litigation: An EDO NSW Perspective 

Lecture, Macquarie University

October 2014

Jeff Smith, Executive Director, EDO NSW

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The Legalities of Taking Action 

Presentation to communities throughout north west NSW

October 2014

Sue Higginson, Principal Solicitor, EDO NSW

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ESD and the Precautionary Principle: Federal and NSW responses to threatened species

Presentation to IUCN and QUT workshop on the precautionary principle

Brisbane, October 2014

Nari Sahukar, Senior Policy Solicitor, EDO NSW

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Community Legal Rights to Protect the Environment Being Eroded

Nature NSW: Journal of National Parks Association of NSW

Spring 2014

Author: Jeff Smith, Executive Director, EDO NSW

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Public Interest Environmental Law

Lecture, University of Sydney 

August 2014

Jemilah Hallinan, Outreach Director, EDO NSW

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Exempt and Complying Development: An overview of recent changes

Presentation to the Better Planning Network Planning Information Session 

May 2014

Belinda Rayment, Solicitor, EDO NSW

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Exemptions from cease-to-pump rules in the Hunter coal field: mines 1, aquifers 0

Australian Environment Review
Author: Emma Carmody

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Democracy, the Rule of Law and EDO NSW

Sydney Ideas Forum, 2 May 2013
Author: Jeff Smith

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EPBC Amendment Bill 2013: An earth-centred approach to aquifers and surface water?

Australian Wild Law Alliance Workshop, 2 May 2013
Author: Emma Carmody

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Coal seam gas and water resources: a case for Commonwealth oversight?

Australian Environment Review
Authors: Emma Carmody and Kirsty Ruddock

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Defending the Forest in the Clouds: Public Interest Law in Solomon Islands

Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law
Authors: Elaine Johnson (EDO NSW Solicitor), Douglas Hou (Public Solicitors’ Office Solomon Islands), and Stephanie Price (2011-12 lawyer with Landowners’ Advocacy and Legal Support Unit)

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CSG and Water in NSW - Law reform and litigation

ANU Water Law & Policy 2012 Conference: The State of National Water Resources Management
Author: Kirsty Ruddock

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NSW Planning Law Reforms: Implications for Coastal Management

NSW Coastal Conference, Kiama 2012
Author: Rachel Walmsley

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Will the Basin Plan uphold Australia’s Ramsar Convention obligations?

Australian Environment Review
Authors: Emma Carmody & Jonathan La Nauze

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Why major projects legislation is bad for the environment and public participation- the NSW experience

(Published in the Australian Environment Review, 2010 v. 25 No. 9 and 10, p. 5)
Author: Kirsty Ruddock

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Climate Justice: Human rights and climate change

Author: Gillian Duggin

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The Law and Wombats

Presented at the National Wombat Conference 2011, 19th March 2011
Author: BJ Kim

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Climate Change Litigation

Author: Kirsty Ruddock

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NSW experience of part 3A of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Author: Kirsty Ruddock

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Climate Change Litigation in the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales and Other Courts

Author: The Hon. Justice Brian J Preston, Chief Judge, Land and Environment Court of NSW

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Factoring climate change and sea level rise into planning and infrastructure decisions?

Author: Kirsty Ruddock

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?: The integration of considerations of ESD, BASIX Climate change and offsets (Bio banking) into the Environmental Assessment process

Author: Sue Higginson
Event: EPLA Conference 2008

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Protecting the Environment: EDO NSW in NSW

Author: Jessica Wood
Published in Precedent, issue 80, May-June 2007

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Climate Change Litigation: the Bowen Basin Coal case

Author: Kirsty Ruddock
Event: Climate Law Conference, Australian National University, 14 April 2007

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The impact of shark meshing on threatened species

Author: Jessica Simpson
Event: Turning the Tide Exhibition Launch, 21 November 2005

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Defamation

Author: Presented by David Shoebridge as part of a co-presentation with Jeff Smith
Event: Greens Local Government Forum, Sydney, 19 August 2005

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Testing the Waters: Legal Challenges to Water Sharing Plans in NSW

Author: Ilona Millar

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Objector participation in development appeals

Author: Ilona Millar

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The Precautionary Principle and the Public Interest

Author: Jeff Smith
Event: The Australian Centre for Environmental Law Conference "The Precautionary Principle in Environmental Regulation: 10 Years Since Leatch", Canberra, 20-21 November 2003.

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The Changing Nature of Environmental Law: Recent Developments in Public Participation

Author: Jeff Smith
Event: Enterprise Sustainability Conference, Sydney, 2 June 2004

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Can we better use private rights to protect the public commons?

Author: Jessica Simpson
Event: Coastal Solutions Forum, 15 November 2003

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Property Rights and Compensation

Author: Jeff Smith
Event: the National EDO Network Conference, 4 July 2002.

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Legislation needed for an effective court

Would the enactment of new legislation make the Land and Environment Court more effective?

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Safe Speech and Managing the Media

A paper presented at the "Defending the Defender's Conference," 1998

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EDO NSW Twilight Seminar for lawyers: Coal seam gas, landholder rights and the law

September 2012

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EDO NSW Planning Seminar - A New Planning System for NSW 

September 2012

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