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'Wagina is our life': Solomon Islands community wins historic appeal against bauxite mine

In a ground-breaking decision, its first, the Solomon Islands Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) has refused development consent for a bauxite mine on Wagina Island.

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Women of the Murray-Darling Basin in the Weekly

Water law expert Emma Carmody is among the women who feature in this week's Australian Women's Weekly investigation of the environmental crisis facing the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Historic defeat for bauxite mine in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) has revoked a development consent for a bauxite mine on Wagina island, in a ground-breaking decision following the first-ever merits appeal hearing in Solomon Islands.  

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New report: Climate-ready planning laws for NSW

21 March 2019: Environmental Defenders Office NSW today publishes its comprehensive recommendations for climate-ready planning laws for NSW, including a new Climate Change Act, a Minister for Climate Change and a Climate Change Division within the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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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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Possible appeal of landmark climate judgment

EDO NSW on behalf of our client Groundswell Gloucester, has today received a Notice of Intention to Appeal the judgment in the Rocky Hill case, filed in the Court of Appeal by Gloucester Resources Limited.

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20 years of the EPBC Act - NELA symposium

Our Director of Policy and Law Reform Rachel Walmsley will be among the expert speakers at a symposium in Canberra on 29 March 2019 held by the National Environmental Law Association (NELA) and ANU College of Law to canvass key priorities for the review of our national environmental laws. 

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