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MEDIA RELEASE: HERE FOR ANOTHER YEAR

One year more! Environmental Law Centre confirms it will continue to help the community protect the environment and ensure government accountability until at least the next Territory election.a> Riding on the back of an enormous wave of public support, the Northern Territory’s only community legal centre specialising in environmental law, the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), […] Continue Reading →

EDO NORTHERN TERRITORY ABORIGINAL ART AUCTION RUNNING SHEET

EDO Northern Territory – Art Auction Running Sheet

EDONT ABORIGINAL ART AUCTION – 24 HOURS TO GO

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 →

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#ART4EDONT – OUR ABORIGINAL ART AUCTION GOES LIVE 10am 10.05.15

Aboriginal artists and art centres have rallied to support us, offering their works for our most important fundraiser! The online art auction will be launched at 10am on 10 May 2015 and conclude on the evening of Mabo Day, 3 June 2015. EDONT has been fortunate to receive an wonderful array of works originating from […] Continue Reading →

MEDIA RELEASE 03/03/15 – SEABED MINING MORATORIUM

MORATORIUM ON EXPLORATION AND MINING IN NT COASTAL WATERS MUST CONTINUE INDEFINITELY The moratorium, which bans exploration and mining in the NT’s coastal waters, must continue to operate past its current scheduled expiry this Friday. The wording of the moratorium states (among other things) that “[s]eabed mining is a new and evolving worldwide industry with […] Continue Reading →

MEDIA RELEASE: PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION RECOMMENDS RESTORATION OF EDO FUNDING

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION RECOMMENDS RESTORATION OF EDO FUNDING The Productivity Commission recommended the Federal Government reverse last year’s decision to remove all funding to the Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs), a national network of community legal centres specialising in public interest environmental law. The Commission report on Access to Justice Arrangements, released today said: “The Commission considers […] Continue Reading →

AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR AG

28 November 2014 The Hon. Senator George Brandis QC By email and hard copy    Dear Attorney General   A few weeks ago I met with an Aboriginal Traditional Owner to speak with him about mining issues on his ‘Country’. He is a proud man who has contributed to his community over many years. He […] Continue Reading →

Introducing our new legal interns, Kathleen and Lachlan

                  EDO Northern Territory is hosting two interns for this month.  Both Kathleen and Lachlan have made the trip up from Melbourne to gain experience working with a community legal centre and to learn more about environmental law in the Territory.  With lots going on at the […] Continue Reading →

The Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and EDONT Trivia Night