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Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

A leading barrister and former head of the Law Council of Australia says the Federal government's push to invest public money into fossil fuels could be illegal, is open to serious legal challenges and is "at odds" with the purpose of the Australian Renewable Energy...

Standing up for a safe future in light of the IPCC report

Standing up for a safe future in light of the IPCC report

In August, climate change and the urgent and undeniable imperative to rapidly decarbonise the world dominated the news, after the sixth United Nations IPCC Report was published.    There is no question that the IPCC analysis shows that the choices of the Australian...

Crib Point gas terminal rejected over environmental concerns

Crib Point gas terminal rejected over environmental concerns

This week, the Minister for Planning rejected AGL’s proposed Crib Point gas import terminal, saying it would result in “unacceptable environmental effects” to the internationally significant Westernport Bay.    This is a huge win for the community who have been...

Adani’s overseas breaches

Adani’s overseas breaches

In September 2020, our lawyers wrote to the Queensland Environment Minister requesting a law change and an investigation into Adani Group’s ‘suitable operator’ status in light of fresh allegations revealed by the ABC   about the company’s concerning international...

Climate change and human rights

Climate change and human rights

EJA recently made two joint submissions related to Australia’s Third Universal Periodic Review under the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling on Australia to improve its approaches to environmental and climate justice, the protection of cultural heritage and...

AGL gas import terminal proposed at Crib Point, Westernport Bay

AGL gas import terminal proposed at Crib Point, Westernport Bay

EJA is acting for several environment and resident groups opposing the AGL/APA gas import terminal and pipeline project proposed to be built at Crib Point, Westernport Bay, Victoria.   Westernport Bay is recognised as a wetland of international importance under the...

Updates to Victoria’s climate change response

Updates to Victoria’s climate change response

The Victorian Government has made several big decisions this month, with significant consequences for how we respond to climate change. The legislative changes around fracking and conventional gas provided ‘one step forward, one step back’ while the Premier...

Fighting Fires From Burned Ground

Fighting Fires From Burned Ground

We at Environmental Justice Australia acknowledge all those in the Australian community who have and continue to suffer pain and distress caused by this summer’s catastrophic bushfires.      We express our sympathy and support for those who have lost loved ones,...

Growing the next wave of climate justice lawyers

Growing the next wave of climate justice lawyers

- Ariane Wilkinson, Senior Lawyer, EJA. At Environmental Justice Australia we believe that the law and the legal profession have a central role to play in responding to the climate crisis. We support and encourage the development of more opportunities for lawyers to...

Justice delivered for the Latrobe Valley

Justice delivered for the Latrobe Valley

Bronya Lipski, Lawyer, EJA  I will never forget when my dad called to tell me the Hazelwood mine was on fire. I knew there was a bushfire in the area, which for a very fire-prone area of Victoria is a devastatingly regular occurrence. It also isn't particularly...

Standing with unions on a just transition

Standing with unions on a just transition

I'm a proud ASU member from ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch. I know there are hundreds of ASU members like me working in the environmental justice movement across Australia. As a union member, I know that my union will not take a backward step in fighting for...

REST case to set climate risk precedent

REST case to set climate risk precedent

In a world first, 23-year-old Mark McVeigh has filed a legal action alleging the trustee of his retirement fund, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (REST), breached the fiduciary duties owed to him by failing to adequately consider climate change risks. McVeigh...

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