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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...

Setting the standards for mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley

Setting the standards for mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley

Communities in the Latrobe Valley have powered our homes, offices, and schools across Victoria for decades.  As coal mines close, mining operators need to be held responsible for cleaning up their mess, to ensure that the Latrobe Valley community aren’t stuck with the...

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 the Victorian and Commonwealth governments, writes senior EJA lawyer Ellen Maybery. As a Party to the Ramsar Convention, Australia has a responsibility to...

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...

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