Our Programs

To support our legal advice, court cases and policy development work, we also work on Aboriginal, scientific and international environmental issues

Our Aboriginal Engagement Program delivers the full range of our legal services to Aboriginal people and communities, strengthening our relationship with existing Aboriginal clients, and helping to establish new relationships by promoting our services to Aboriginal communities throughout NSW.

Science plays an important role in the implementation of environmental law and the development of good environmental policy. In recognition of this, we established a scientific advisory service in 2003 to provide objective scientific and technical advice to clients on public interest environmental law matters.

The International Program was established in response to a request for assistance from the Solomon Islands in 1991, and has since expanded to encompass a broad range of activities in the region such as enhancing the capacity of local communities to achieve sustainable development outcomes through legal mechanisms.

Since 1999, we have received funding for the International Program from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation for capacity-building in the South Pacific. More information about the MacArthur Foundation can be found at: www.macfound.org.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation approved a grant to EDO NSW, in October 2013,  for legal assistance and capacity-building in Papua New Guinea and Fiji: http://www.packard.org/