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Australian Geographic profiles EDO NSW lawyer

Our Principal Solicitor Elaine Johnson has featured in an Australian Geographic portrait of an Australian environmental lawyer.

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Gloucester coal mine puts climate change on trial

In a landmark hearing in Australian courts which starts next Monday 13 August, expert evidence will be given that the Rocky Hill Coal Project at Gloucester must be rejected to ensure the global Paris climate target to keep temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius is met.

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Representing Hunter Environment Lobby at Ashton coal mine hearing

EDO NSW Solicitor Emily Long is in the Hunter Valley today presenting legal submissions to the Independent Planning Commission on the proposal by Yancoal to change the terms of its Court-made approval for the South East Open Cut Coal mine.

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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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