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Federal court rules on Possums Appeal

Federal court rules on Possums Appeal

In May 2021, the full bench of the Federal Court overturned the landmark win in the case to protect the critically endangered Leadbeater's Possum and vulnerable Greater Glider from logging.   The appeal was won on a single ground - that logging has a wide exemption...

Representing community opposing a mineral sands mine in East Gippsland

Representing community opposing a mineral sands mine in East Gippsland

More than four years after the Minister for Planning first required an Environment Effects Statement (EES) be prepared for the Fingerboards mineral sands mine proposed in East Gippsland, Victoria, the public hearings to consider the proposal are about to commence.  An...

Revision of National Air Pollution Standards

Revision of National Air Pollution Standards

In April 2021, state and federal environment ministers finally met to revise Australia’s outdated national air pollution standards. The decision, delayed two years, comes after a lengthy ten-year process including a review of air pollution standards, a proposal for a...

VicForests’ appeal hearing for the Possums Case

VicForests’ appeal hearing for the Possums Case

VicForests’ appeal hearing has wrapped up! After three days in the Federal Court in Sydney, our legal team are heading home to await the outcome of the appeal.   The team arrived at the steps of the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday and were greeted by supporters like...

We’re back in court to defend vital possum habitat

We’re back in court to defend vital possum habitat

The case to protect possums from logging has been running for over three years. And after an incredible win for threatened possums, we’re heading back to court on April 12 to defend vital possum habitat once more. In May 2020, Justice Mortimer found that 66 of...

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...

Hearing to protect Toondah Harbour

Hearing to protect Toondah Harbour

On March 11, EJA was in court on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation seeking the release of documents, which recorded meetings between the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the Walker Group.  The Walker Group sought to build a...

Rare win for last coastal bush in Chelsea

Rare win for last coastal bush in Chelsea

In November 2016, a developer purchased a block of land in Chelsea and lodged an application to clear all native vegetation for fourteen two-storey townhouses. After a four-year effort by the Friends of Dents Paddock alliance the native coastal vegetation land was...

Thank you Western Region Environment Centre

Thank you Western Region Environment Centre

Environmental Justice Australia is both honoured and saddened to be the beneficiary of the winding up of the Western Region Environment Centre (WREC). Losing this institution is a sad day for environment protection in Melbourne’s west.  We have worked with WREC for...

Delivering The People’s Clean Air Action Plan to Vic Parliament

Delivering The People’s Clean Air Action Plan to Vic Parliament

Health experts, campaigners and community members gathered on the steps of Parliament to deliver a copy of The People’s Clean Air Action Plan to Vic Health Minister Martin Foley. We heard from a range of speakers, including: A/Prof Lou Irving, who spoke about the...

Coal pollution updates for Victoria

Coal pollution updates for Victoria

Between the results of the Victorian EPA’s power station licence review, the announcement of Yallourn’s early closure, and the call for submissions to the health impacts of air pollution inquiry, a lot has been going on in the VIC coal pollution space. Here’s the low...

NSW Clean Air Strategy

NSW Clean Air Strategy

After five years in the making, the NSW government has released a draft Clean Air Strategy that fails to do anything to reduce pollution.   Instead of providing a strategy with firm commitments and measurable deadlines to protect the community from toxic air...

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