Media release

MEDIA RELEASE 26.07.2016The EDO Northern Territory analysis of where the major parties stand on 12 priority areas for reform of environmental law.The analysis can be found here:  The Environmental Defenders Office NT have this afternoon released its analysis of the environmental law reform policy commitments from the major parties. EDO Principal Lawyer David Morris stated that […] Continue Reading →

Kulaluk Lease Area – Proposed Heritage Declaration

Some of you will have attended a meeting on Saturday 19 March 2016 about the proposed heritage declaration for the Kulaluk Lease Area.  Below is the published ‘Statement of Heritage Value’ for the area, as drafted by the Northern Territory Heritage Council.  It is open for comment until 28 March 2016Statement of Heritage Value – Kulaluk […] Continue Reading →

Borroloola Human Rights and Environment Advocacy Seminar

EDO NT spent the last week in Borroloola assisting with a human rights and environment advocacy seminar. Hats off to the Environment Centre NT, SEED & Action Aid for their efforts in what were an inspiring few days. Hats off also to our incredible indigenous friends in Borroloola and the strength and passion they bring when […] Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas and join us for an exciting New Year

Thank you to all our supporters for  being with us for what has been a stormy and yet marvellous year. At the beginning of 2015 it seemed unlikely EDO NT would survive the year. Not only have we survived, but we have thrived! If you would like to read more about what we achieved during the 2014-2015 […] Continue Reading →

A win for Watarrka National Park

A win for Watarrka National Park For the past few months this office has dedicated an enormous amount of resources helping the traditional owners of Watarrka National Park to prepare applications under the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act. You can read more about the applicants here: It has been time […] Continue Reading →

Annual Trivia and AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting Members and supporters, please note that the E DONT’s AGM will be held Monday 30 November 2015 5.30PM EDO Northern Territory HQ 7 Searcy Street, Darwin Refreshments and nibbles will be provided. EDONT Trivia Night. Dear friends and supporters of the EDONT, The EDONT’s annual trivia night (okay, so our second ever […] Continue Reading →

Media release: Water Discussion Paper

MR – Water Planning

A framework for corruption

A framework for corruption On Thursday, Planning Minister, Dave Tollner made a decision to spot rezone a large parcel of land in Darwin’s Gardens precinct. This decision, along with many others over the past 12 months have generated significant debate in the community about the appropriateness of the NT’s planning laws. While an anti corruption […] Continue Reading →


Media release – Port Melville Referral Comments can be submitted by: Post: Referral Business Entry Point Environment Assessment Branch Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2601 Fax: 02 6274 1789 Email:


ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS OFFICE & ENVIRONMENT CENTRE NORTHERN TERRITORY JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Supreme Court quashes water licences after legal challenge by Environment Centre NT The Northern Territory Supreme Court has today quashed the decisions of the Minister for Land Resource Management, Willem Westra Van Holthe, to grant 18 groundwater extraction licences from aquifers underpinning major tropical […] Continue Reading →