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Uncle Badger Bates by the Barka river

Uncle Badger Bates, Traditional Owner of the Barkandji people, by the Barka/Darling river at Wilcannia, describes its meagre state as "shut-up water".

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River lore, water law - a short film on the Murray-Darling Basin

Our lawyers have worked tirelessly, alongside farmers, scientists, Aboriginal people and communities right along the river system to put forward solutions that work for the environment and people.

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NCAT decision on Shenhua coal documents

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has upheld a decision of the NSW Government to withhold key documents relating to the Shenhua Watermark Coal Mine on the Liverpool Plains, in administrative review proceedings run by EDO NSW on behalf of our client Lock the Gate.

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A visitor with 'PNG magic'

In December 2018, we were fortunate to host a visit from Mr Murray Maroroa, Chair of the Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR), our principal partner in Papua New Guinea. 

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US environmental lawyer Lisa Garcia at the EDO

We were very pleased to welcome US environmental lawyer Lisa Garcia to a series of discussions in our office this week.

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Making history in Solomon Islands

EDO NSW supported the Landowners Advocacy and Legal Support Unit (LALSU) within the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) in Solomon Islands in making history last week. LALSU represented residents of Wagina Island in the first ever hearing of the Environment Advisory Committee (EAC), a tribunal convened to look at the merits of a development consent for a bauxite mine on the island.

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Managing our scarce water resources - law journal article

Our water law expert Dr Emma Carmody has written an article in the December 2018 issue of LSJ, the Law Society Journal, looking at recent developments in the Murray-Darling Basin. 

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Chair Jane Mathews honoured in mosaic

The Chair of the EDO NSW Board, Jane Mathews AO, who was the first woman appointed as a judge in NSW, was among women trailblazers honoured at a recent NSW Law Society gala dinner.

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Emma Carmody in climate and water law podcast

Dr Emma Carmody, expert in governance for the Murray-Darling Basin and legal advisor for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, speaks in a new edition of the ClimateReady podcast about multiple scales of water law in relation to the Murray-Darling Basin.

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A visit to our PNG partners

Papua New Guinea is, by a number of measures, one of the most significant countries in the South Pacific. For this reason, since its inception our International Program has had a strong focus there. David Morris, CEO of EDO NSW, made his first visit to PNG last week – in the wake of the APEC summit.      

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