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For media enquiries please contact David Morris on (02) 9262 6989 or david.morris@edonsw.org.au

Qld govt loses bid to overturn orders ending lethal shark control measures in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

18 September 2019: An application by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) appealing the orders made by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to end the lethal nature of the shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been dismissed by the Federal Court this afternoon.

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Gomeroi woman in legal challenge to Environment Minister’s decision not to protect areas of “immeasurable” cultural value

The Environmental Defenders Office NSW is acting for Veronica “Dolly” Talbott, as a member of the Gomeroi Traditional Custodians, and has filed proceedings in the Federal Court challenging the lawfulness of a decision by the Environment Minister not to grant protection to several Significant Areas of Aboriginal cultural heritage within the footprint of the approved Shenhua Watermark open cut coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in NSW.

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EDO NSW welcomes EPA Chair/CEO split

EDO NSW today welcomed the news that NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean intends to split the roles of Chair and CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

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Landmark Rocky Hill judgment stands

Despite issuing our client Groundswell Gloucester with a Notice of Intention to Appeal the Rocky Hill judgment, the proponent of the proposed mine, Gloucester Resources Limited today announced it would not file an appeal.

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No more lethal shark control for Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

An important legal challenge run by EDO NSW, on behalf of the Humane Society International Australia (HSI), to the use of lethal shark drumlines within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been successful, with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal finding that the Shark Control Program within the Marine Park must avoid the lethal take of shark species.

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EDOs of Australia welcome $14 million funding commitment

25 March 2019: The Environmental Defenders Offices of Australia have welcomed the ALP’s pledge to restore funding to Australia’s network of environmental community legal centres if elected.

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New report: Climate-ready planning laws for NSW

21 March 2019: Environmental Defenders Office NSW today publishes its comprehensive recommendations for climate-ready planning laws for NSW, including a new Climate Change Act, a Minister for Climate Change and a Climate Change Division within the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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Possible appeal of landmark climate judgment

EDO NSW on behalf of our client Groundswell Gloucester, has today received a Notice of Intention to Appeal the judgment in the Rocky Hill case, filed in the Court of Appeal by Gloucester Resources Limited.

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Landmark legal win for climate and community

Chief Justice of the Land and Environment Court Brian Preston SC handed down his judgment today in a landmark case, refusing approval of a new coal mine to be built just outside of the town of Gloucester in the NSW Upper Hunter Valley. This is the first time an Australian court has refused consent for a coal mine on the basis of its climate change impacts.

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Court challenge to lethal shark drumlines within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

A legal challenge to the use of lethal shark drumlines within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park commences in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in Brisbane on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

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