Jess Feehely writes: EDOs of Australia was saddened by the news that Hon Murray Wilcox AO QC, who was instrumental in establishing the network of EDOs and advancing environmental governance across the country, passed away last week.Read more
Law student Felicity Brown recently did her Aurora internship at EDO NSW. Felicity is currently in her fourth year of a Bachelor Law/ Bachelor of International Relations/ Diploma of Languages (French) at the Australian National University in Canberra. Here she writes about her interning experience.Read more
Next to climate change, plastics arguably represent the greatest environmental threat facing the planet today. In response, EDO NSW has worked with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and with EDO ACT to produce a guide for policymakers and legislative drafters on regulating plastics in Pacific Island countries.Read more
Dr Emma Carmody, EDO NSW water law expert, has won the Dunphy Award for “most outstanding environmental effort of an individual” at the 2018 Environment Awards hosted by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.Read more
EDO NSW has written a report for HSI Australia which sets out a vision for nationally integrated marine management, with strong national, regional and global leadership through a new Oceans Authority and clear framework legislation – an Oceans Act.Read more
An important part of our work as lawyers at EDO NSW is visiting our clients in rural and regional areas and learning more about their properties, businesses and legal concerns.
By Dr Emma Carmody, Senior Policy and Law reform Solicitor
8 August 2018Read more
The truth will out. Well, it just might if you have freedom of information laws, a dedicated client and public interest lawyers with stamina.
By Rachel Walmsley, Policy & Law Reform Director EDO NSW
25 May 2018Read more
Recently I was fortunate to be in Canberra surrounded by an inspiring collective of lawyers, scientists, academics and advocates. We had come together for the Better Laws for a Better Future symposium, to discuss Australia’s environmental laws and, specifically, how to fix them.
By CEO David Morris
19 April 2018Read more
An article by Kerry Brewster in the Guardian this week reports on a significant fraud investigation by Queensland's Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) into subsidies granted to a landholder under the Healthy Headwaters Water Use Efficiency Program.
In our EDOs of Australia submission to the Productivity Commission dated 31 October 2017, we raised serious concerns about the lack of transparency surrounding on-farm irrigation efficiency programs - as well as inadequate auditing and monitoring of individual projects funded through these programs.Read more
Today the NSW Land & Environment Court ordered that “on and from 24 August 2017, the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2017 has been invalid and of no effect.” This extraordinary order stems from a legal error made by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, but belies a profound problem with the new biodiversity and land clearing laws and management system in NSWRead more