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It's an excellent time for Victoria to step up and show some leadership on climate change, and we think the answer is a Climate Charter. And you can help.



On 15 July, Australian state, territory and Commonwealth environment ministers met to determine whether they would adopt proposed new air pollution standards.

Reviews have been underway in NSW and Victoria into their respective Environment Protection Agencies (EPAs).

In NSW, this review was instigated in response to ongoing community concerns about the EPA’s management of pollution events, and widespread perception of the EPA as reluctant to enforce environmental standards.

Environmental law is struggling to meet the immense challenges that confront our generation. As with other areas of social life and public affairs, law periodically must remake itself in order to meet historic challenges and to be equal to tasks that society invests in it. For environmental law, this is no different.

Many of our basic human rights are dependent on people being able to live in a clean and healthy environment. But ‘environmental rights’ are not recognised formally in Australia.

Community Information Session

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Preparing to write a submission to the New Hazelwood Mine Fire Enquiry, but not sure where to start?

Our new report, released today, questions the World Heritage Committee’s recent draft decision not to inscribe Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  

Buckland River, Victoria

The next 12 to 18 months promise to be very busy for myself and my colleagues at EJA, with a significant number of reviews now underway.

Lawyers Felicity Millner and Tom Warne-Smith with client Howard Pender from ACCR (centre)

On 1 June we were in court for a hearing in our case against the Commonwealth Bank.

This important test case is about the rights of shareholders to put ordinary resolutions to company AGMs.

This morning, at a morning tea in Morwell, the Victorian government announced that the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry would be reopened.


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