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A visitor from Solomon Islands

William Kadi, Senior Legal Officer with the Landowners Advocacy and Legal Support Unit of the Solomon Islands Public Solicitors Office, is spending two weeks working in the EDO NSW office.

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Implementation of the NSW land clearing laws

Part 2: Clearing in urban areas and E zones

It’s been almost two years since the NSW Government introduced a new scheme for regulating land clearing and biodiversity in NSW. This EDO NSW series looks at how these laws are being implemented and the regulatory gaps that are putting our wildlife and healthy sustainable landscapes at risk.

Our first update looked at clearing in rural areas and outlined the fundamentally important parts of the scheme that are still missing even while tree clearing has continued apace under self-assessed codes. This second update looks at elements of the new scheme that are missing or lack clarity for tree clearing in urban areas and e-zones.

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Implementation of the NSW land clearing laws

Part 1: The missing pieces

It’s been almost two years since the NSW Government introduced a new scheme for regulating land clearing and biodiversity in NSW. While the business of tree clearing has continued apace under self-assessed codes, fundamentally important parts of the scheme are still missing. This EDO NSW series of legal updates looks at how the laws are being implemented and the regulatory gaps that are putting our wildlife and healthy sustainable landscapes at risk. This first update looks at the missing pieces.

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Three EDO Best Lawyers

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EDO lawyers top of class

Three lawyers from the Environmental Defenders Office NSW have the significant honour of being  recognised amongst the nation’s best in the recently released peer-reviewed Best Lawyers guide 2020.

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Peers confirm EDO lawyers are top of class

EDO NSW’s lawyers have been recognised amongst the nation’s best in the recently released Best Lawyers guide of 2020.

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Australian-based developer appeals historic decision against Solomon Islands bauxite mine

May 2019: The first and ground-breaking decision by the Solomon Islands Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) refusing development consent for a bauxite mine on Wagina Island has been appealed by the developer, Solomon Bauxite Limited (SBL).

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Large-scale Corowa ‘eco-tourism’ proposal rejected

The Western Regional Planning Panel (WRPP) has rejected a proposal to develop a 600-person ‘eco-tourism’ facility on rural land on the banks of an anabranch of the Murray River near Corowa.

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Landmark Rocky Hill judgment stands

Despite issuing our client Groundswell Gloucester with a Notice of Intention to Appeal the Rocky Hill judgment, the proponent of the proposed mine, Gloucester Resources Limited today announced it would not file an appeal.

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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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Video: Grazier Dugald Bucknell

A Macquarie Marshes grazier considers the interconnectedness of the human and natural forces at play in the Murray-Darling Basin from the point of view of a frog...

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