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The Environmental Defender’s Office of Western Australia (EDOWA) is a not-for-profit and non-government organisation that specialises in public interest environmental law.
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In September 2019, the Government of Western Australia released its Issues Paper on Climate Change in Western Australia (Climate Issues Paper) to inform the development of the new State Climate Policy. The Climate Issues Paper is open for public consultation until 29 November 2019. This consultation process is a crucial opportunity for the Western Australian... Read more »
EDOWA has today lodged a submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Faunal Extinction Crisis. The Inquiry is conducted by the Commonwealth Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications. Our submission, prepared jointly with the Conservation Council of WA, uses the Yeelirrie uranium project as a case study to highlight the urgent need for law... Read more »
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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