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Our top 10 concerns with the draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Bill

By EDO NSW Policy and Law Reform Director Rachel Walmsley

13 May 2016

The NSW Government’s proposed biodiversity legislative and policy package removes many of NSW’s long-held environmental protections, and represents a serious backward step for environmental law and policy in New South Wales. Here are EDO NSW's top 10 concerns with the draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Bill.

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Celebrating our amazing volunteers during International Volunteer Week

Our volunteers are the unsung heroes of our work. We rely greatly on their commitment.

10 May 2016

For International Volunteer Week 2016, we’d like to introduce you to three talented, dedicated and passionate young people who have volunteered their time and skills to help protect the environment. They are just three of the thousands of volunteers who have given their time to help us defend the environment and advance the law over our 31 year history.

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Landmark court case to hold coal mine to account on impacts to Sydney’s drinking water catchment

A court case to protect Sydney’s drinking water catchment from the impacts of mine water discharged from Centennial Coal’s Springvale coal mine commences in the Land and Environment Court today.

9 May 2016

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A serious backwards step for biodiversity laws

By EDO NSW Policy and Law Reform Director Rachel Walmsley

3 May 2016

The NSW Government’s proposed biodiversity legislative and policy package removes many of NSW’s long-held environmental protections, and represents a serious backward step for environmental law and policy in New South Wales.

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Court to decide if Santos Pilliga CSG facility illegal

Pilliga Court Update 17 May 2016 - People For The Plains hearing re-commences this morning

This case could see a halt to the development and operation of Santos’ CSG water treatment facility near the Pilliga State Forest, an internationally renowned ecosystem near Narrabri in North-West NSW.

5 April 2016

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Court grants reprieve to a critically endangered bird

Today the NSW Land and Environment Court made a decision that could save habitat critical for the survival of the Regent Honeyeater, a bird species on the brink of extinction.

11 March 2016

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The ‘water trigger’ – an important first step, but there’s room for improvement

By Policy and Law Reform Solicitor Dr Emma Carmody

2 February 2016

The ‘water trigger’ has been a good addition to environmental laws in Australia. But there are ways it can be improved. EDOs of Australia has just made some recommendations regarding the scope and operation of this important regulatory mechanism.

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Defending the Pilliga in Court

By EDO NSW CEO/Principal Solicitor Sue Higginson

21 January 2016

You may have heard that our client People for the Plains, a community group from the Pilliga, is taking CSG company Santos to court over its Leewood CSG waste water development near the iconic Pilliga woodlands. The group argues that without a proper environmental assessment and public consultation, the development is illegal.

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$1m fine for whaling company: Why is it so significant?

By EDO NSW Solicitor Stacey Ella

18 January 2016

In November 2015 the Federal Court of Australia fined a Japanese whaling company $1 million for breaching an order requiring it to stop whaling in the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Despite this landmark win, the company announced in December that its ships were headed to the Southern Ocean to start the 2015/2016 summer whaling season under Japan’s controversial new ‘scientific’ whaling program. It’s likely the company will kill whales in the Sanctuary.

What is the significance of this case? How can the whaling continue despite the Court’s decision? And what effect does this decision have?

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