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16 April 2018
In an Australian first, the NSW Land and Environment court will hear arguments about the consideration of the Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) principle of intergenerational equity in the context of climate change. EDO NSW, on behalf of the Australian Coal Alliance (ACA), filed proceedings today challenging the validity of the January 2018 Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) approval of the Wallarah 2 longwall coal mine on the Central Coast.Read more
10 March 2018
The decision by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries to immediately remake the Land Management Native Vegetation Code without amendment (following yesterday's Court order declaring it invalid) is very disappointing.Read more
The NSW Land & Environment Court has made an order declaring that “on and from 24 August 2017, the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2017 has been invalid and of no effect.”Read more
Court grants protection to critically endangered plant on site of massive western Sydney development
6 March 2018
Court grants protection to critically endangered plant on site of massive western Sydney developmentRead more
8 December 2017
Coastal communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have launched legal proceedings against the PNG Government to obtain key documents relating to the licensing and environmental impacts of the Solwara 1 deep sea mining project.Read more
28 November 2017
Sea Shepherd Australia has today released rare whaling footage filmed on a 2008 Australian Customs mission to the Antarctic and obtained by EDO NSW under Commonwealth Freedom of Information laws.Read more
27 November 2017
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC), represented by public interest environmental lawyers Environmental Defenders Office NSW (EDO NSW), is bringing court action that challenges the validity of the Native Vegetation Code 2017, which enables private landholders to carry out large scale clearing of native vegetation without approval or environmental assessment.Read more
The Wollar Progress Association represented by public interest environmental lawyers, Environmental Defender’s Office NSW, is bringing court action challenging a decision by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to allow the extension of the Wilpinjong open cut coal mine near Wollar, Mudgee.
16 August 2017Read more
Community group’s court action forces stricter environmental protections for Queensland coal seam gas project
Community group Western Downs Alliance has successfully negotiated the addition of important environmental conditions to the Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Project in the Surat Basin, Queensland.
9 January 2017Read more
Community group Quipolly Water Action Group was today granted access to documents on the regulation of groundwater at Whitehaven Coal’s Werris Creek coal mine near the Liverpool Plains in north-west New South Wales.
24 November 2016Read more