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Supreme Court action over Glencore’s McArthur River Mine

Traditional Owners and the Northern Territory’s peak environment group are taking the NT Government to the Supreme Court over its decision to slash the environmental bond of…

Blog  NT

Awaiting decision on first ever legal challenge to NSW Forest Logging Agreement

Australia’s wildlife is in crisis. The bulldozing of forests is pushing some of our most iconic species like the greater glider, koala and grey-headed flying fox to the brink of…

Blog  NSW

Sign to Singleton Station, NT

Largest ever NT groundwater licence faces Supreme Court challenge

EDO has launched legal action on behalf of Central Australia’s peak environmental body, the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC), challenging the approval of the Northern…

Blog  NT

Adani Mine’s Water Plans Set to Face New Scrutiny After Court Win

In a win for the community and our clients, the Federal Court has upheld our client the Australian Conservation Foundation’s legal challenge to the approval…

Blog  QLD

First Nations Lore key to Flying-fox recovery in the Wet Tropics

In a landmark collaborative report, EDO is urging the Queensland Government to adopt a modern framework of laws led by First Nations Lore and the latest scientific…

Blog  QLD

Huge win for Tasmanian Wilderness as Lake Malbena heli-tourism plans withdrawn

A planning appeal relating to a heli-tourism development at Halls Island, Lake Malbena, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) has been withdrawn,…

Blog  TAS

Equinor abandons plans to drill in Bight

Environmental Defenders Office joins our client The Wilderness Society (South Australia) in strongly welcoming news that Norwegian multinational Equinor has abandoned its plans to…

Blog  SA

United Nations Raises Human Rights Concerns Over Proposed PNG Mine

Eleven United Nations representatives have written to stakeholders of the proposed Frieda River copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to raise their concerns about the…

Blog  international

High Court Victory as Acland mine sent back for fresh hearing

Farmers and community members from Acland and surrounds have won a significant victory in the High Court, which today ordered a fresh Land Court hearing into the controversial…

Blog  QLD

Solomon Islands residents win historic battle to save their island home against bauxite mine

The peoples of Wagina in Solomon Islands have won a historic battle against a proposed bauxite mine development, which would have taken up 60% of their island home and created…

Blog  international

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