The Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc (EDONT) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee on the Water Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill).

EDONT is a community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. We regularly advise and represent clients on matters relating to petroleum, mining and water issues. We have engaged closely in the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory Fracking Inquiry) and the subsequent implementation of its recommendations by the Northern Territory government.