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Diverse Women in Law

EDO NSW paralegal Cecilia Fonseca has become a founding member of Diverse Women in Law (DWL), a Sydney-based group that aims to work directly with women from diverse backgrounds in the legal sector.

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Climate change and planning laws

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Beyond Rocky Hill...

Our expert recommendations on climate-ready planning laws include a Climate Change Act, a Minister for Climate Change and a Climate Change Division within the Dept of Premier and Cabinet.

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Climate-ready planning laws for NSW: Rocky Hill and beyond

Following hot on the heels of the landmark decision in the Rocky Hill court case, the latest IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming, warnings from the Reserve Bank of Australia and a summer of extreme weather, EDO NSW today publishes its recommendations for climate-ready planning laws for NSW.

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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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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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Experience: Interning at the EDO

Law student Felicity Brown recently did her Aurora internship at EDO NSW. Felicity is currently in her fourth year of a Bachelor Law/ Bachelor of International Relations/ Diploma of Languages (French) at the Australian National University in Canberra. Here she writes about her interning experience.

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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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FOI win reveals NSW offsets policy fails to meet national environmental standards – but was accredited anyway

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO NSW), representing Humane Society International Australia (HSI), has successfully argued the public has a right to know that the Australian Government decided to accredit the NSW landclearing offsets policy despite concerns it failed to meet national environmental standards.

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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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