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Historic defeat for bauxite mine in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) has revoked a development consent for a bauxite mine on Wagina island, in a ground-breaking decision following the first-ever merits appeal hearing in Solomon Islands.  

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Wallarah2 legal challenge unsuccessful

The legal challenge to the approval of the Wallarah2 coal mine on the Central Coast on behalf of Australian Coal Alliance has been dismissed.

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20 years of the EPBC Act - NELA symposium

Our Director of Policy and Law Reform Rachel Walmsley will be among the expert speakers at a symposium in Canberra on 29 March 2019 held by the National Environmental Law Association (NELA) and ANU College of Law to canvass key priorities for the review of our national environmental laws. 

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Ripples: Kath McBride of Tolarno Station

Katharine McBride by the Darling River in the far west of NSW: 'the EDO helps us get the story out about river degradation'.

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Hearing on lethal shark drumlines

Our legal challenge to the use of lethal shark drumlines within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on behalf of Humane Society International (HSI) commenced in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in Brisbane on Wednesday.

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Video: A case for sharks

David Morris of EDO NSW and Nicola Beynon of HSI Australia discuss our legal challenge to the permit granted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to install 173 lethal drumlines throughout the Park.

Thank you to HSI for the drumline footage in this film.

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Pacific plastics guide included at UN meeting

Regulating plastics in Pacific Island Countries: a guide for policymakers and legislative drafters, produced by EDO NSW with SPREP and EDO ACT, was included as an information document at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Fourth Intergovernmental Review Meeting in late 2018.

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Video: 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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