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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.

A Legal Handbook for the coal and gas movement

Environmental Justice Australia in conjunction with CounterAct recently celebrated the launch of the Campaigners’ Handbook – for coal and gas campaigners.


Our case against the Commonwealth Bank is now scheduled to be heard on 1 June. This case is important in the fight against climate change. If we win, it will make it easier for shareholders to hold the boards of Australian companies to account.

Last night at Abbottsford Convent, the Yarra Community Forum brought together representatives from across the Yarra catchment to discuss the issues facing the river and put forward ideas for a vision for the Yarra.

New analysis of the latest annual National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) data, and mapping of trends in the preceding five years, shows big hikes in air pollution from the nation’s coal mines, coal fired power-stations and coal terminals


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