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

BREAKING: WATER LITIGATION UPDATE

media release – water litigation and living rivers

BREAKING: NEW CASE – WATER LITIGATION

  Media release water case

OUR PUBLICATIONS – NOW ON ISSUU

EDONT will begin uploading its submissions and other documents to digital publishing site ISSUU. Access our documents at issuu.com/edonorthernterritory.

Giles wrong when he says environmental protection laws are strong enough.

FRIDAY FACTS   This morning Adam Giles stated that the Northern Territory has a very strong regulatory regime to ensure that development does not have adverse consequences for the environment. We disagree. We’ve come up with five examples where the NT legislation falls short and offered solutions to them, which we hope, the government will […] Continue Reading →

EDONT joins all EDOs in refuting claims they are involved in illegal activism

The Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices (ANEDO) said recent suggestions by a Federal Liberal member of parliament that the network was involved in ‘illegal activism’, and therefore should have its tax deductible charity status removed, were ridiculous. “EDOs have a proud history of supporting the community and protecting the environment through legitimate legal means,” […] Continue Reading →