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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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Outreach presentation to Indonesian MPs

Jemilah Hallinan, our Outreach Director, gave a presentation on environmental law to a visiting delegation of Indonesian MPs this week.

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Groundwater mining review

The Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair has requested an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the Northern Rivers.

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Legal challenge to Wallarah 2 coal mine wraps up

An intense three-day hearing in the Land and Environment Court wrapped up on Wednesday 14 November.

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IPC meeting on Bylong coal proposal

A meeting of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) on the proposed greenfield Bylong coal mine heard from expert witnesses on behalf of EDO NSW client, the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA).

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FOI win on oil drilling in Great Australian Bight

EDO NSW has assisted Greenpeace Australia Pacific in obtaining documents under Freedom of Information laws which reveal the potential dangers involved in drilling for oil in the wild seas off the South Australian coast. 

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FOI win on Newcastle Supercars

After a long process of seeking information regarding the Newcastle V8 Supercars event, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel has agreed to release the information to EDO NSW clients Newcastle East Residents Group (NERG). 

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Deforestation and saving koalas

Rachel Walmsley, Policy and Law Reform Director, will be one of a panel of environmental experts discussing the plight of koalas and what can be done for them on Thursday 15 November in Sydney.

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International River Symposium

Dr Emma Carmody, Senior Policy and Law Reform Solicitor at EDO NSW, spoke at the International River Symposium in Sydney this week.

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New case on landclearing and the Great Barrier Reef

EDO NSW has filed a new case challenging a decision of the Federal Minister for the Environment to use the least rigorous assessment method for a proposal to clear 2,100 ha of native vegetation on the Cape York Peninsula.

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