Meet the EDO: Jonathon Davidson, Communications Officer

So you can get to know us better, we are introducing you to all the key players at EDOWA who make sure the office stays running.

Here is a brief chat with Jonathon Davidson, communications all-rounder.

How long have you been with EDO?
I have been working for EDOWA for the better part of six months since first discovering the opportunity in the beginning of 2017. I was lucky enough to learn about the gig through alternative radio station RTRFM 92.1, where EDOWA Principal Solicitor Declan Doherty was a board member in his youth!

What’s the best thing about working at EDOWA?
So often at EDOWA we hear things like, “I had no idea you guys existed – I am so glad I’ve found you!” The best thing about EDOWA is being able to offer legitimate assistance, sometimes to those people who have been more or less laughed out of every other forum. It is rewarding to enable the ‘small players’ to take on big groups.

What is the most challenging thing about working at EDO?
I come to EDOWA from a communications and journalism background, so having to quickly learn legalese has been a challenge. This can be difficult in internal communications materials, particularly with interstate entities, where common terms for widespread practices may not stay uniform. But I love the challenge, and have only refined my skill.

Favourite environmental law case? 
Because I come from the underworld of media and comms, I am unfamiliar with case law . What I can offer is my favourite environmental investigation, conducted by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, who found a series of lakes in India were the collective dumping ground of dozens of pharmaceutical companies, which is now breeding organic superbugs resistant to all widely used antibiotics in India. I am also immensely interested in the toxicity of Dolhpins in the Swan River.