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The Environmental Defender’s Office (ACT) Inc. is an independent non-profit community legal centre specialising in public-interest environmental law. The EDO (ACT) was established in 1995 and is part of a network of community legal centres across Australia specialising in environmental law, the Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices (ANEDO).
EDO services include:
EDO (ACT) is largely funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department under the Community Legal Services Program. The EDO (ACT) also receives funding from the ACT Law Society. The EDO also relies on members, volunteers and donations to operate.
The EDO (ACT) is an incorporated association which is governed by rules of association. The strategic direction of the EDO is set by an elected committee, which meets bi-monthly. The current committee members are:
The EDO has two part-time staff.
Camilla Taylor is the principal solicitor at the Environmental Defender’s Office (ACT). She has an extensive background in litigation and is currently completing a Master of Laws at the University of NSW.
June has had a long standing interest in financial work and joined EDO after a short stint of retirement with a mind to continue with the work she enjoys and still take pleasure in retirement.
The EDO could not operate without the commitment, enthusiasm and hard work of its volunteers. Students who have studied environmental law, lawyers, planners, environmental scientists and people with skills in education and IT are encouraged to join our volunteer program.
The EDO (ACT) is also made up of members, who are committed to ensuring that the community gets fair environmental outcomes in the Canberra region.
The EDO welcomes feedback from EDO clients and aims to address any complaints promptly, fairly, transparently and consistently. Complaints may be made by telephone, (02) 6243 3460, or in writing (addressed to The Chair, EDO Management Committee, GPO Box 574, Canberra ACT 2601). A copy of our complaints policy can be obtained from the office.