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Adani water pipeline needs Federal approval

Our Principal Solicitor Elaine Johnson spoke on Tuesday’s AM program on ABC radio, to say Indian mining giant Adani's proposal to pump water from a river to its planned Carmichael Mine must be approved by the Federal Environment Minister before it can go ahead.

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Seven shark species removed as targets after legal action

31 July 2018: The legal challenge by Humane Society International Australia (HSI), represented by EDO NSW, to the Queensland Government’s lethal shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has seen seven shark species removed as targets.

The seven species must now be released if discovered hooked alive on a drumline.

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EDOA joins Bali case against power plant expansion

The Environmental Defenders Offices of Australia (EDOA) have joined nine international and Indonesian public interest environmental law organisations to file an amici curiae brief (friends of the court) to assist a Denpasar Court as it hears a lawsuit about the proposed expansion of Celukan Bawang coal-fired power plant in Bali.

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Briefing: NSW water Bill

EDO NSW has written a briefing note on key issues in the Water Management Act Amendment Bill 2018 (NSW), which passed this week.

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Report: Next generation biodiversity laws

EDO NSW has prepared a report for Humane Society International (HSI) which sets out the basic requirements for the introduction of next generation national biodiversity law in Australia.

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Environmental law in China

Our CEO David Morris was in China last week for the inaugural meeting of the International Advisory Board to establish the Wuhan University Environmental Law Committee at the Research Institute of Environmental Law at Wuhan University.

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New book on water law and governance

Our Senior Policy and Law Reform Solicitor, Dr Emma Carmody, has had a chapter published in a significant new (May 2018) Australian book on water law. 

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Murray-Darling Basin Senate vote

On Wednesday night (9 May 2018), the Australian Senate voted in support of an amendment to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that will reduce the actual recovery volume of water for the environment by 605GL. 

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Video: Lawyers discuss Lock the Gate v NSW Government

EDO NSW Principal Solicitor Elaine Johnson and Senior Solicitor Brendan Dobbie discuss the Lock the Gate v NSW Government case on the eve of the Tribunal hearing.

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Video report: Concerns coal mine expansion to pollute Sydney drinking water

Andrew Thomas has filed an international report for Al Jazeera on concerns that the expansion of Springvale coal mine could pollute the rivers which supply water to Sydney. 

Watch the report below.

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