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EDOs stand firm against attacks

Over the past week, the fossil fuel lobby has been attacking Environmental Defenders Offices and our clients in the pages of The Australian newspaper.

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A visitor from Solomon Islands

William Kadi, Senior Legal Officer with the Landowners Advocacy and Legal Support Unit of the Solomon Islands Public Solicitors Office, is spending two weeks working in the EDO NSW office.

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Peers confirm EDO lawyers are top of class

EDO NSW’s lawyers have been recognised amongst the nation’s best in the recently released Best Lawyers guide of 2020.

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Australian-based developer appeals historic decision against Solomon Islands bauxite mine

May 2019: The first and ground-breaking decision by the Solomon Islands Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) refusing development consent for a bauxite mine on Wagina Island has been appealed by the developer, Solomon Bauxite Limited (SBL).

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Large-scale Corowa ‘eco-tourism’ proposal rejected

The Western Regional Planning Panel (WRPP) has rejected a proposal to develop a 600-person ‘eco-tourism’ facility on rural land on the banks of an anabranch of the Murray River near Corowa.

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Diverse Women in Law

EDO NSW paralegal Cecilia Fonseca has become a founding member of Diverse Women in Law (DWL), a Sydney-based group that aims to work directly with women from diverse backgrounds in the legal sector.

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Video: Grazier Dugald Bucknell

A Macquarie Marshes grazier considers the interconnectedness of the human and natural forces at play in the Murray-Darling Basin from the point of view of a frog...

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Rocky Hill decision cited at IPC meeting on Dartbrook mine 

In a submission on behalf of Friends of the Upper Hunter urging the Independent Planning Commission to refuse a modification application in relation to the shuttered Dartbrook mine at Aberdeen in the Upper Hunter valley, EDO NSW has argued there were many parallels to Gloucester's fight against the Rocky Hill mine project.

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Forum: Disaster in the Murray-Darling Basin

Dr Emma Carmody, Senior Solicitor at the EDO with particular expertise in water law, will be among the expert panellists at a Thursday 9 May forum on the crisis unfolding in the Murray-Darling Basin. 

Update 16 May 2019: *The forum is now available as a podcast*

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LSJ: A Rocky Hill climate change case note

The April 2019 edition of LSJ (Law Society Journal) carries a legal update on the climate change grounds in the Rocky Hill judgment. 

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