Professional Development

As the acknowledged expert in public interest environmental law, EDO NSW is proud to offer professional development for lawyers and others working in the environmental and planning sphere.

Our professional development seminars in Sydney CBD and throughout NSW focus on our public interest test cases and what they will mean for lawyers, planners, and your clients in the future, as well as important updates on environmental, planning, and administrative law. As community lawyers specialising in public interest environmental law, we offer top tips and insights into the operation of planning and environmental law, and help you to help your clients to be effective and compliant citizens.

We also deliver training on major law reforms that affect the way you work to help you ensure that you are up to speed on the latest developments in environmental, planning, and administrative law.

We can tailor a professional development program to suit your workplace, offer half and full day options, and travel to you. We've previously worked with local councils and State Government departments around NSW to deliver targeted training to environmental decision-makers and enforcement officers.

All funds raised by our professional development program go towards our core work of helping the community to protect the environment through law. You can claim CPD points for all of our professional development seminars.

See below for our upcoming professional development seminars, or contact us to request a quote on your tailored program.

  • EDO Insider - CPD on transparency and accountability under the EPBC Act: Industry bodies and environmental powers

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:30 PM · $85.00 AUD
    Colin Biggers & Paisley in Sydney , Australia

    Do industry body assessment and approval processes meet the regulatory requirements of the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)? How do transparency and accountability in decision-making and regulatory processes ensure potential environmental impacts of oil or gas production are comprehensively assessed and managed?

    Get the inside story on successful Administrative Appeals Tribunal proceedings brought by EDO NSW client International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

    The proceedings followed the refusal of industry regulator the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to release its assessment documents and the full environmental plan for Bight Petroleum's proposed seismic exploration in blue whale feeding grounds near Kangaroo Island off South Australia. The Bight Petroleum exploration licence was the first to be assessed and approved by NOPSEMA. 

    Natasha Hammond of Counsel and Elaine Johnson of EDO NSW will discuss the case and the issues that it uncovered.

    All funds raised from this seminar go towards our core work of helping the community to protect the environment through law. You can claim CPD points for this and all of our professional development seminars.

    A light lunch will be provided. We are very grateful to our pro bono partner Colin Biggers & Paisley for hosting this seminar.