In May 2017, the Solomon Islands Government declared its country’s first ever protected area, the Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Area in the Arnavon Islands. The Arnavon Islands is the biggest breeding ground for critically endangered hawksbill turtles in the South Pacific. EDO NSW is privileged to have been able to play a role in this historic development for environmental protection.
By EDO NSW International Programs Coordinator BJ Kim
6 July 2017Read more
If you’ve ever called us for legal help or accessed our vast array of legal information, chances are you’ve used the services of one of our many volunteers. For National Volunteer week 2017, we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine and Kit, two of our talented, committed volunteers.
8 May 2017Read more
Please join us in congratulating our client Wendy Bowman, who has been awarded the internationally prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.
By EDO NSW Principal Solicitor Elaine Johnson
24 April 2017Read more
Have you ever heard of Mahony’s Toadlet? Probably not, given that this little frog has only recently been discovered. We’ve just helped a residents’ group from Kangy Angy, on the NSW Central Coast, get an emergency listing for this rare frog on the NSW threatened species list.
23 March 2017Read more
Want to shape the laws that shape your neighbourhood? Get the lowdown on changes to NSW planning law
If you need help with your submission on the proposed changes to NSW planning laws, these EDO NSW resources can help.
By EDO NSW Policy and Law Reform Director Rachel Walmsley
8 March 2017Read more
EDO NSW's Jemilah Hallinan and Nari Sahukar talk about the proposed changes to NSW planning laws, which are open for public comment until the end of March 2017.
2 March 2017Read more
The Australian Information Commissioner has found in favour of our client, the Australian Marine Conservation Society, in an access to information decision about the fishing super trawler, the Geelong Star.
25 January 2017Read more
The NSW Government’s North Coast shark netting trials were approved under exceptional circumstances that bypassed the usual environmental assessment processes. It’s critical that no further exemptions to our national environmental laws are granted to allow the nets to remain without a proper environmental assessment.
By EDO NSW Solicitor Sarah Roebuck
Published 19 January 2017, updated 10 February 2017Read more
It has been a busy and successful year for the EDO NSW team. Our litigation work is just one aspect of our work, but in 2016 we’ve taken on so many challenges, and we will no doubt take on many more in 2017.
By Sue Higginson, Chief Executive Officer, EDO NSW
19 December 2016Read more