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The Maules Creek Community Council has today launched legal action to stop the clearing of the Leard State Forest for the controversial Maules Creek Coal Mine, near Narrabri in north-west NSW.
6 June 2014Read more
Farmers today launched legal proceedings asking the Land and Environment Court to order coal seam gas (CSG) company Santos to produce information it may hold relating to the contamination of water bores on a farmer’s property, near the Pilliga Forest in north-west NSW.
21 May 2014Read more
Government policies on biodiversity offsets for mining and development projects are failing to protect plant and animal species threatened with extinction and need to be reviewed, the Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices (ANEDO) told a Senate inquiry today.
5 May 2014Read more
30 April 2014
The Federal Government's handover of environmental approval powers to the states and territories could lower environmental standards and produce a confusing 'eight stop shop' of environmental regulation, the Australian Network of Environmental Defender‟s Offices (ANEDO) told a parliamentary inquiry.Read more
Update 19 Nov 2014
The NSW Dept of Planning has recommended the approval of the Warkworth coal mine expansion by Rio Tinto near the village of Bulga, despite two court decisions against the project. The NSW Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) will now decide on the project in the coming months. A PAC public hearing will be held in Singleton on Dec 18. However a PAC public hearing removes the community's right to a merits legal challenge to the project if it is approved.
7 April 2014
The NSW Court of Appeal today ruled in favour of the residents of the Hunter Valley village of Bulga and the protection of a rare forest containing endangered plants and animals, by upholding the refusal of an open cut coal mine expansion.Read more
Federal Government submission to the World Heritage Committee misleading on legal protection for threatened species
The Australian Government’s proposal to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to reduce the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) is misleading, missing key information and should be withdrawn, according to the Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices (ANEDO).
13 March 2014Read more
The Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices (ANEDO) will today lodge a Freedom of Information (FOI) request with the Federal Attorney General and his department for any written representations from the mining industry in relation to the sudden cancelling of all Federal funding of the nine-office national network.
25 February 2014Read more
The Federal Court today dismissed challenges to the approvals, by the former Federal Environment Minister, of two coal mines in north western NSW which will clear critically endangered forests containing endangered plant and animal species.
20 December 2013Read more
Shock funding cuts threaten to shut down legal services for local communities to protect the environment, state and territory Environmental Defender’s Offices (EDOs) warned today.
17 December 2013Read more
Knowing what’s happening in your neighbourhood and having your say on new government policies and decisions affecting the environment will be only a few clicks away with a new website developed by the environmental law centre EDO NSW.
3 December 2013Read more