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 EDONT this is a very welcome time for a couple of extra pairs of hands. So, if you’re calling the centre or calling into the centre you may well come across Lachlan or Kathleen. They introduce themselves to the EDONT community below:
I completed my Arts/Law degree at Deakin University the end of 2013 and am currently completing my Practical Legal Training course at Leo Cussen in Melbourne.
I have always been interested in environmental issues and came to love the Northern Territory after spending time here on family holidays when I was younger.
I am particularly interested in laws relating to mining, forestry and climate change and have had the opportunity to volunteer with the Wilderness Society raising awareness about these issues.
I’ve also previously volunteered in Thailand with rescued elephants, completed an environmental law internship in Canberra and worked locally on campaigns to protect wildlife around my hometown, Ballarat, Victoria.
I’m excited to have the opportunity to complete a placement at the EDO NT and I’m really looking forward to learning more about environmental law.
I’m currently in my final year of law at Deakin University. I have developed a strong passion for the environment, the protection of Australia’s cultural heritage and our natural resources. This is primarily focused on responsible business practices and effective governmental regulation.
I am actively involved in the protection of the environment in Melbourne, specifically with a re-forestation project undertaken along Coal Creek on a property located just outside of Korumburra in Gippsland.
The EDO in the Territory provides a unique opportunity to become involved in environmental issues in the region and continuing to develop my skills in the legal profession.