Welcome to the website of the Environmental Defender's Office of Western Australia (Inc)
You can use this page to view our environmental law fact sheets, read about our highlights and find information on how to obtain legal advice, become a member, make a donation or volunteer.
If you have any comments about this webpage, please send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org .
The EDOWA does a proper legal job in defence of the environment
EDOWA strongly rejects recent statements made by Mr Andrew Nikolic, federal Member for Bass in Tasmania, about Environmental Defender’s Offices’ activities (so including EDOWA), also in relation to their use of funds obtained while having a charitable status for the purpose of tax deductions by donors. These statements have been widely publicised, inter alia in an ABC news article on 30 June 2014. The statements contained unsubstantiated defamatory statements about EDO's and thus also the EDOWA . The EDOWA feels obliged to inform its many loyal members and supporters, and the public in general, that the statements are without foundation and that the EDOWA is taking up the issues with Mr Nikolic. The EDOWA provides legal services to the community and has an impeccable record for doing so within the confines of the law. EDOWA provides services through its lawyers who abide by their stringent professional and ethical obligations, also under the guidance of the Management Committee, which includes senior practising lawyers.
EDOWA has sent a concerns notice to Mr Nikolic under the Defamation Act 2005 (WA), requesting that he immediately cease and desist from making such statements and issue a public retraction. EDOWA will be considering all of its legal options in relation to these statements.
We Still Need Your Help!
Thank you to our many friends and supporters for your generous donation towards our 'End of Financial Year' Appeal - we raised over $14,500 of $50,000. Your donation helps toward our operating costs and maintaining our current level of service to the community. We still have a shortfall of $35,500 so would appreciate any further donations.
Therefore please support EDO WA by making a tax deductible donation.
Who We Are
The EDO is a non-profit, non-government community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. Our services include:
- providing community groups and individuals with legal advice and representation on environmental issues,
- promoting environmental law reform, and
- undertaking community legal education.
Protection of WA's environment by providing individuals and community groups with environmental legal services including advice, education, representation and opportunity to participate in reform of laws affecting the environment.
Free Legal Advice
The EDO provides free legal advice to members of the community in public interest environmental law matters.
Call us on (08) 9221 3030 or Freecall 1800 175 542 (for WA callers outside the Perth Metropolitan Region). Alternatively you can fill out the form on our website. We cannot guarantee that there will be a solicitor available to help you on the day that you call, however if you leave a message we will arrange for someone to call you back, normally within 3 - 5 working days.
FREE Public Seminar helping communities take control of the health and future of their bio-region
The EDO provides information factsheets over to members of the community in public interest environmental law matters.