Hearing set to commence: legal challenge by Environment Centre NT to EPA and Pastoral Land Board on over 20,000 ha land clearing at Maryfield Station

5 December 2018 Environment Centre Northern Territory v Pastoral Land Board Environment Centre Northern Territory v NT Environment Protection Authority (‘Maryfield litigation’)In early 2018, the Environment Centre Northern Territory (ECNT), represented by the Environmental Defenders Office (NT)(EDONT), commenced proceedings challenging decisions of the NT Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Pastoral Land Board (PLB). Together, these […] Continue Reading →

An overview of the draft Environment Protection Bill and Regulations

The NT Government is currently seeking public submissions on its new laws for environmental impact assessment in the Northern Territory – the draft Environment Protection Bill (draft Bill) and draft Environment Protection Regulations (draft Regulations) (together, draft EIA laws).  These laws are a 2016 election commitment.EDONT’s view is that these reforms are long overdue and […] Continue Reading →

Explainer: the new Environment Protection Bill, appeal rights and what it means for fracking

Yesterday, the NT Government backflipped on its inclusion of open standing for judicial review, and merits appeal rights, in its new Environment Protection Bill.It made this decision before the wider community had the chance to have its say – submissions on the Bill do not close until 3 December.This post explores what this means, particularly […] Continue Reading →

Our annual online Aboriginal Art Auction is launching 1 June 2018!

We are thrilled to once again be hosting our annual online Aboriginal Art Auction in 2018, our critical fundraising event for the year.  This year we have a total of 76 spectacular pieces from 7 remote art centres and individual artists from across the Northern Territory.Our selection beautifully displays the diversity of culture across the Northern Territory, focusing on art […] Continue Reading →

Media release – 9 March 2018

Environmental Defenders Office NT to represent the Environment Centre in Supreme Court challenge to major NT land clearing approval09 March 2018The Environmental Defenders Office NT (EDO) will represent the Environment Centre NT (ECNT) in ground-breaking litigation which questions the legal validity of the decision-making processes which saw the NT’s largest ever land clearing proposal approved […] Continue Reading →

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: http://issuu.com/edonorthernterritory/docs/the_2016_election_vfinal?workerAddress=ec2-52-201-249-239.compute-1.amazonaws.com  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: http://issuu.com/edonorthernterritory/docs/ It has been time […] Continue Reading →