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Environment Victoria vs the EPA on coal pollution

Environment Victoria vs the EPA on coal pollution

Environment Victoria vs the EPA on coal pollution  The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is Victoria’s environment watchdog. They regulate some of our biggest polluters like coal-burning power stations and protect the community and environment from pollution.    But...

Five brave young Australians’ UN human rights complaint

Five brave young Australians’ UN human rights complaint

Five brave young Australians’ UN human rights complaintMeet the young Australians fighting for climate justiceEveryone has the right to a healthy environment and a safe climate. Our kids deserve a bright future with equal opportunity, a say in what will determine...

Rivers of the West

Rivers of the West

Rivers of the WestThe rivers of Melbourne’s west are vital to communities in the suburbs and upstream, but their protection and regeneration has been constrained by weak and fragmented laws. Off the back of a campaign that provided Melbourne's Yarra River significant...

Holding Adani to account for breaching pollution controls

Holding Adani to account for breaching pollution controls

Holding Adani to account for breaching pollution controlsIn August 2021, on behalf of our client Mackay Conservation Group, we lodged a complaint with the Queensland government about continued erosion and sediment pollution and potential breaches of environmental...

EPA and EnergyAustraila in VCAT over Yallourn pollution controls GIPA

EPA and EnergyAustraila in VCAT over Yallourn pollution controls GIPA

Legal caseUncovering the truth about Yallourn’s pollution controls Victoria’s coal-fired power stations are among some of the most polluting in the world. Coal-fired power stations in most other countries are required to install a suite of pollution control equipment...

The possums case

The possums case

Legal caseThe case to stop VicForests logging critical habitat for our threatened possumsVictoria’s tall montane ash and mixed species forests in the Central Highlands provide some of the last remaining habitat for the critically endangered wollert (Leadbeater’s...

The case to stop a mineral sands mine in Gippsland

The case to stop a mineral sands mine in Gippsland

Legal caseThe case to protect community from the impacts of a mineral sands mine in GippslandThe Fingerboards mineral sands mine project is a proposal for a huge (1,600+ hectare) open-cut mine in very close proximity to two major waterways that flow into the Gippsland...

Protecting the Barwon River

Protecting the Barwon River

Protecting the Barwon River system The Barwon River system (Barra Wallee Yulluk) is vital to the communities of the Geelong region, the Otways, the Moorabool Valley and all of the diverse creatures that call it home.   The Barwon river system – including the Moorabool...

Stopping AGL’s gas import terminal to protect Westernport Bay

Stopping AGL’s gas import terminal to protect Westernport Bay

Legal caseStopping AGL’s gas import terminal to protect Westernport Bay  Mangroves Westerport Bay, Victoria In 2017, AGL proposed to build a gas import terminal at Crib Point in Westernport Bay, southeast of Melbourne. Westernport Bay is recognised as a wetland...

Toondah Harbour Wetlands

Toondah Harbour Wetlands

Legal caseUncovering secret documents to protect the Toondah Harbour wetlandsEJA is representing Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) in their appeal of a federal department’s decision to refuse access to documents relating to Walker Corporation’s plans for...

The case to stop VicForests logging precious old-growth forests

The case to stop VicForests logging precious old-growth forests

Legal caseThe case to stop VicForests logging precious old-growth forestsThe ancient forests of far East Gippsland, Victoria, are home to rare rainforest found nowhere else on Earth, along with endangered owls, potoroos and gliding possums. But vast tracts of these...

Greater protections for trees in farming landscapes

Greater protections for trees in farming landscapes

Legal caseThe VCAT case for to protect endangered trees in a farming landscape The ongoing clearing of native vegetation for farming activities is a significant issue in Victoria. Vast swathes of native vegetatian have been cleared. Where clearing continues today in...

A new law to protect the Yarra Birrarung

A new law to protect the Yarra Birrarung

A new law to protect the Yarra BirrarungIt’s one of Melbourne’s iconic waterways and an important green corridor. Yarra Birrarung is culturally significant and loved across the state, but for decades it was treated as little more than a drain. Its flows have been...

Climate change risk disclosure case goes before the Federal Court

Climate change risk disclosure case goes before the Federal Court

Legal caseShareholder group takes Commonwealth Bank to court in bid to discover climate risk Most Australians want to see action on climate change. But the vast majority is unaware that the banks, superannuation and insurance funds that manage our money almost...

Defending the brave people who defend our forests

Defending the brave people who defend our forests

Legal caseDefending the brave people who defend our forests The Kuark forest in Victoria’s East Gippsland contains rare rainforest and provides crucial habitat for threatened species including the Greater Glider and the Long-footed potoroo. It is also home to three...

The case to stop cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park

The case to stop cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park

Legal caseThe case to stop cattle grazing in the Alpine National ParkThe Alpine National Park is the largest national park in Victoria and crosses state boundaries to protect most of the Australian Alps. It is rich in beauty with dramatic mountain landscapes, wild...

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