Blog Articles by Ariane Wilkinson

Image of lawyer Ariane Wilkinson with community

In a significant win for Victorian communities, on 30 August 2016 the Victorian Premier announced that the government will pass laws to implement a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including fracking and coal seam gas.

Last week, the Law Institute of Victoria held its annual awards night, recognising some of the profession’s most outstanding lawyers and law firms.  Environmental Justice Australia was nominated in the category of 'Community Lawyer/Organisation of the Year'.

Proposed changes to EPBC laws

The Senate Standing Committee investigating the government's EPBC Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 has released its report.

Lawyers from Environmental Justice Australia appeared before the Victorian Government’s Coal Seam Gas Inquiry in Torquay.

Last year, Victoria announced a 12 month moratorium on exploring for unconventional gas exploration, including coal seam gas and fracking.

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.  

Environmental Justice Australia's investigation reveals that the Newman Government has overlooked Adani’s track record and failed to require Adani to respond to crucial issues about its environmental and legal record.

Locals spot whales in Western Port (image: Western Port Advertiser)

Normally, spotting a mother whale and calf is a cause for excitement, but when Phillip Island locals saw whales, they were worried.  

vombatus ursinus tasmaina australia by Greg the Busker

Breaking news: We just received the judgement from VCAT on our Wombat Forest matter.

Pea Soup Beach Port Fairy

At the end of the Great Ocean Road, in the charming town of Port Fairy,  you can meet a population of migratory shorebirds who stick to the Aussie tradition of living by the seaside.  

Mount Wellington Tasmania Eucalyptus Forest by adavyd

The process of revoking the World Heritage status of 74,000 hectares of Tasmania’s native forests has begun.

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