Who are the decision-makers in NSW?

Responsibility for environmental decision-making is spread across three levels of government – Federal, State and local. Decision-making can also occur across the three branches of government – the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.  The three levels of government There are three levels of government Australian Government NSW Government Local government They are responsible for different […]

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Make a Philanthropic Gift

You can help unleash the power of philanthropy to: Restore access to justice for communities when it is restricted or compromised; Pioneer new frontiers of climate change litigation; Tackle land clearing with impactful, nationally coordinated legal solutions; Scale up legal investigations to achieve more systemic law reform outcomes. In 2013, we found ourselves facing potential […]

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Case note: Water NSW v Barlow

This case note by Matt Floro, EDO Solicitor, and Jasper Brown, Legal Administrator, Sydney, was originally published in the Australian Environment Review, Vol 34, No 6 2019. Introduction In recent times, the use and allocation of our scarce water resources has become a flashpoint for conflict among irrigators, pastoralists and other water users, local communities […]

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Our People

National Staff David Morris Chief Executive Officer David is responsible for the delivery of EDO’s public interest environmental legal services. He joined EDO NSW in October 2017 after four years practising public interest environmental law in the Northern Territory as Principal Lawyer and Executive Officer of EDONT.  In August, 2019 David became CEO of the […]

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Water

EDO uses the law to defend our freshwater and marine ecosystems and protects precious water sources from pollution and over-extraction. […]

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