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News & Current Matters

  • 2040 Fundraiser Film Screening

    2040 Fundraiser Film Screening

    Join EDOWA at a special screening of the new documentary “2040” from award-winning director Damon Gameau. An open letter to the director’s 4-year-old daughter, 2040 explores a hypothetical future if existing solutions to environmental issues are embraced now. Told through a compelling mix of traditional documentary and “fact-based dreaming”, this film offers a hopeful perspective... Read more »

  • Meet our new Principal Solicitor Tim Macknay

    Meet our new Principal Solicitor Tim Macknay

      We are excited to welcome Tim Macknay as the new Principal Solicitor of EDOWA. Born and bred in Western Australia, Tim has worked in environmental law and policy since 2006. This includes work for industry in private practice, government work and pro bono work for environmental NGOs and community legal centres. Before commencing at... Read more »

  • April Bulletin 2019

    April Bulletin 2019

    Welcome to the April edition of the EDOWA bulletin.

“Empowering the community to protect the environment through law”

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.

Discover our history

  • Hi, I’m Tim

    Tim has worked in environmental law and policy since 2006. This includes work for industry in private practice, government work and pro bono work for environmental NGOs and community legal centres. Tim is delighted to have the opportunity to take a more direct role in addressing the climate crisis and in protecting WA’s irreplaceable forests, wildlife and coastlines.

    Tim Macknay
    Principal Solicitor

  • Hi, I’m Ruby

    Ruby graduated from the UWA Juris Doctor in 2017 and was admitted to practice in December 2018. Ruby’s work at EDOWA has included advice on forests, land tenure and environmental approvals as well as assisting with merits appeals and judicial review.

    Ruby Hamilton
    Solicitor

  • Hi, I’m Victoria

    Victoria graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 and was admitted to practice in November 2018. Victoria enjoys working on key environmental advices, cases and law reform projects, and is extremely passionate about protecting and preserving the natural environment.

    Victoria Sozzi
    Solicitor

  • Hi, I’m Sarah

    Sarah was admitted to practice in June 2018. She graduated from Curtin University in 2017 and is currently studying a Master of Environmental Law at the University of Melbourne. Sarah loves working at EDOWA due to its exposure to a wide range of environmental issues, great people and crucial contribution to the protection of Western Australia’s environment.

    Sarah Flynne
    Solicitor

  • Hi, I’m Hugh

    Hugh is a lecturer at the Curtin Law School with a research focus in environmental law and policy. He obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from Murdoch University in 2005 and has worked extensively as a wildlife biologist, both in Australia and internationally. Hugh enjoys learning through the eyes of his four-year old son and also serves on management committee of an early childhood learning centre.

    Dr. Hugh Finn
    EDOWA Convenor