Toolkits & Guides

How to write a submission: three easy steps

Governments and agencies often have to ask the public to weigh in before they can make decisions or adopt or change regulations.

Sharing your concerns and personal experiences in public comments and submission periods is a powerful way to shape laws, policies and government decisions – like how much agencies investigate environmental risks and how much information they release to the public.

Community legal guide for forest protectors in Victoria

Communities have long used peaceful protest to safeguard important environmental and civic values.

This Legal Guide for Forest Protectors guide, by Environmental Justice Australia and Lawyers for Forests, responds to some of the most common legal questions and issues that arise in forest actions.

The guide incorporates the amendments to forest protest laws in the Sustainable Forests Timber Act 2004 (Vic) in effect from 20 May 2023.

We’ve also created a short fact sheet of the most important things to know about your rights in the forest and common offences.