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Gippsland Lakes is in dire straits and needs new management and policy

Gippsland Lakes is in dire straits and needs new management and policy

The future health of Gippsland Lakes, an internationally recognised Ramsar wetland, lies firmly in the hands of those who are responsible for managing it – the Victorian and Commonwealth governments, writes senior EJA lawyer Ellen Maybery. As a Party to the Ramsar...

An update on the fight for clean air in NSW

An update on the fight for clean air in NSW

 By Jocelyn McGarity, Clean Air LawyerIt’s been a busy few months fighting for clean air to protect community health across NSW and I want to share an update on some of the crucial moments EJA has been involved in lately.  We scrutinised the National Pollutant...

Have your say on NSW Clean Air Regulation

Have your say on NSW Clean Air Regulation

The NSW EPA is accepting submissions now on a proposed law which will determine clean air regulations for big polluters in the years ahead. Air pollution is a serious issue in NSW that causes hundreds of avoidable deaths and cases of childhood asthma every year.  Yet...

Analysing the latest data from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

Analysing the latest data from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is Australia's annual report on toxic pollution.  Their latest data (2020-21) has just been released, and our team has analysed the trends.    Notably, our analysis shows AGL’s power stations across NSW and Victoria reported...

That’s a wrap! WOTCH in court

That’s a wrap! WOTCH in court

Our mammoth three weeks in court representing Wildlife of the Central Highlands (WOTCH) has wrapped!   We are so grateful for everyone’s support. To everyone who chipped in a donation, shared our posts on social media or followed the case live: thank you for backing...

A huge win for a stellar community campaign

A huge win for a stellar community campaign

After months of public hearings and on-the-ground campaigning, the Minister for Planning has assessed the environmental effects of the Fingerboards mineral sands mine as unacceptable.   This means that the 1,675-hectare open cut mine is now unlikely to proceed, which...

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...

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