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Have your say: Murray River floodplains

Have your say: Murray River floodplains

The iconic Murray Darling Basin is in strife. Climate breakdown, politics, industry and agriculture have left this incredible river system one of the most vulnerable water basins on the planet. Now, the federal and Victorian state governments plan to “reengineer” nine...

Two landmark court wins for our forests in two weeks

Two landmark court wins for our forests in two weeks

The Supreme Court of Victoria has handed down two landmark judgments, both finding state-owned logging agency VicForests has logged illegally. In a win for forests and community, both judgments will require VicForests to survey for and protect threatened species. In...

Living Wonders legal intervention update

Living Wonders legal intervention update

Have you heard the news? Minister Plibersek has just announced she has accepted our client's game changing climate legal intervention as valid, and will reconsider 18 coal and gas proposals currently awaiting federal approval. This is huge! Back in July, on behalf of...

Reflections on the #CoalPollutionCase

Reflections on the #CoalPollutionCase

Reflections on the Coal Pollution Case from Senior Lawyer Charley Brumby-Rendell. Last week, I sat in the Supreme Court for three long days, alongside our small but mighty legal team and client. Before the judge’s vast, carved wooden bench, we made our arguments – for...

The #CoalPollutionCase: Challenging coal pollution limits in court

The #CoalPollutionCase: Challenging coal pollution limits in court

During October 2022 our client, Environment Victoria, went to the Supreme Court against the EPA and three of Australia’s biggest energy companies. This landmark case was the first test of Victoria’s key climate change legislation, the Climate Change Act 2017, and the...

Sustainable Water Strategy fails the water leadership test

Sustainable Water Strategy fails the water leadership test

Appearances can be deceptive. It’s hard to believe that we’re in a water crisis when we are surrounded by lush green, and the rain just keeps on falling. But the climate crisis that is becoming increasingly apparent the world over is also a water crisis, writes...

‘Nullius’: water, law and overcoming the colonial project

‘Nullius’: water, law and overcoming the colonial project

The following is a lecture given at Duke University in the United States by Senior Specialist Lawyer Dr Bruce Lindsay. The intersecting space of environmental law and First Nations’ justice in our country is part of a wider canvas which relates to structural and...

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