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Minister concedes unlawful decision on land clearing in Reef catchment

27 November 2018: In a case demonstrating the critical role community organisations play in holding elected officials to account,  the Federal Court has upheld a challenge by the Environment Council of Central Queensland (ECOCeQ) – represented by EDO NSW – to a proposal to clear 2,100 ha of native vegetation on Kingvale Station on the Cape York Peninsula in the Great Barrier Reef catchment.

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Groundwater mining review

The Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair has requested an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the Northern Rivers.

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Tribute to Murray Wilcox

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Murray Wilcox tribute

EDO NSW is feeling the loss of the former Chair of our Board, who was instrumental in establishing the network of EDOs. Jess Feehely of EDO Tasmania pays tribute to Justice Wilcox AO QC. 

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A tribute to Murray Wilcox

Jess Feehely writes: EDOs of Australia was saddened by the news that Hon Murray Wilcox AO QC, who was instrumental in establishing the network of EDOs and advancing environmental governance across the country, passed away last week.

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Legal challenge to Wallarah 2 coal mine wraps up

An intense three-day hearing in the Land and Environment Court wrapped up on Wednesday 14 November.

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IPC meeting on Bylong coal proposal

A meeting of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) on the proposed greenfield Bylong coal mine heard from expert witnesses on behalf of EDO NSW client, the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA).

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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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Update on native forestry on private land

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Forestry update

The NSW Government wrapped up major changes to logging on public land in late 2018 and now turns its attention to private native forestry. Read our quick update and submission to the review.

Forestry update and EDO submission >>


FOI win on Newcastle Supercars

After a long process of seeking information regarding the Newcastle V8 Supercars event, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel has agreed to release the information to EDO NSW clients Newcastle East Residents Group (NERG). 

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