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We use the law to put justice at the heart of action.

Because this is about all of us.  

Environmental Justice Australia is a national public interest legal organisation.

We use the law to empower communities seeking environmental justice.
We defend nature and safeguard our climate.
We support First Nations people fighting for Country and Culture.

HIGHLIGHTS

Living Wonders legal intervention

For the first time in Australian history, the Environment Minister is now reconsidering the climate impact of 18 new coal and gas projects – after a legal intervention by EJA lawyers for our client ECoCeQ. 

The Victorian coal pollution case

On behalf of Environment Victoria, we challenged Victoria’s EPA and Australia’s biggest energy companies – AGL, Energy Australia and Alinta

WOTCH v VicForests

For a community group of citizen scientists, EJA lawyers are defending Victoria’s last remaining unburnt native forests – and the threatened animals that call them home. 

OUR FOCUS

DEFENDING NATURE

We use the law to protect and regenerate vital ecosystems on the brink of collapse.

CLIMATE JUSTICE

We run public interest litigation and legal interventions to put justice at the heart of climate action.

ENDING COAL POLLUTION

We empower communities experiencing environmental harm to seek justice.

FIRST NATIONS JUSTICE

We provide legal support to First Nations people fighting for Country and Culture.

OUR IMPACT

For more than 30 years, we’ve been fighting for environmental justice.
We use a powerful combination of public interest litigation and legal advocacy campaigns to deliver long-lasting protections for nature and community.

We believe the law is a powerful tool.

We use it to set game-changing precedents.
We make companies and governments more responsible.
We make communities safer and fairer.
We keep our forests standing for generations to come.
We tackle the destructive and unjust systems that fuel the crises we face.
We seek action, solutions and justice.

Sometimes it takes many legal challenges to chip away at the status quo.
But sometimes, one landmark legal victory can change everything.

LEGAL CASES

“When governments fail to protect our threatened species, it falls to community groups and public interest lawyers to hold them to account in the courts.
As the extinction crisis accelerates, it’s vital that our environment laws work to protect what is left.”

– Danya Jacobs, EJA Special Counsel

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