Who We Are
The Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc. is a not-for-profit community legal centre operating in the Northern Territory which specialises in public interest environmental law.
Our lawyers aim to achieve ecologically sustainable development by providing legal advice and education to the Northern Territory community and engaging in policy and law reform.
David Morris and Laurene Hull discuss the above question in the attached article which featured in the most recent LexisNexis Australian Environment Review. Click the link below to read the article. LexisNexis
Allegedly illegal clearing in the Rapid Creek catchment again shines the spotlight on NT Planning Laws.
This week it was revealed that around 70% of a property in the Rapid Creek catchment had been cleared of native vegetation. The clearing allegedly occurred without the consents required under the Planning Act (NT)(Act). Expert statutory planner, and EDONT volunteer, Katrina Shoobridge and EDONT Principal Lawyer, David Morris, discuss the operation of the Act, [...] Continue Reading →
Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC was sworn in as the 20th and first female administrator of the Northern Territory on 31 October 2011. Prior to her appointment, Her Honour was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory from 1992 to 2009. Her Honour was the first female Supreme Court Judge [...] Continue Reading →
Water, mining and access to justice….. The inaugural one day environmental law conference will be held at Novotel Hotel Darwin Atrium, 100 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory. The hotel is conveniently located in the city centre, overlooking Darwin Harbour. This 4 star hotel is a short stroll from the Mitchell Street dining and entertainment [...] Continue Reading →
Given the huge amount of community interest in the drilling currently being undertaken offshore from Nightcliff to assess the viability of a ‘Nightcliff Island’ development, EDONT thought it worthwhile to put together a series of blog articles which will examine the regulatory framework applicable to the land on which the development is proposed [...] Continue Reading →