The Environmental Defender’s Office WA invites you to our 2018 Art Exhibition — Connection to Country!
Join us for our major fundraising initiative and social gathering for the year. Proceeds go towards helping us continue to provide crucial environmental law advice to community groups seeking to protect special places in WA such as Ningaloo Reef and the Burrup Rock Art.
This is your chance to view and purchase works by emerging and established WA artists. Artists have contributed works that highlight their own Connection to Country.
The evening will feature a live art performance by Shakey, speakers and a fully stocked bar. Save the date of Friday 23 November- 6pm-8pm, and follow our facebook page for event updates!
We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you all soon.
The EDOWA Team
Featured Image: Living the Lives of Others, by Anya Brock Artist, one of the works being featured on the night.
EDOWA is excited to announce the second iteration of its Art Auction fundraiser, taking place at King’s St. Art Space, formerly FORM, on Murray Street in the CBD.
We will be showcasing the state’s best and emerging artists. Proceeds go towards the artists and EDOWA respectively.
Keep an eye out for further announcements. This year, entry is free!
Read on to catch the latest EDOWA news, local opportunities for public comment on environmental policy and law, green events around Perth, and more!
Welcome to the latest edition of the EDOWA News. We have a number of interesting environmental law and regulatory updates below. However our main focus this month is on our latest fundraiser. Read on for details!
Read on below to view the latest WA Environmental news, opportunities for public participation on a number of development proposals and regulatory proposals affecting the state and national environment, and more!
As always, it has been a very busy and productive period for EDOWA and its clients. We completed a detailed submission to the Independent Scientific Inquiry into Fracking, outlining our concerns with the legal and regulatory mechanisms that would apply to fracking if the current moratorium was lifted. In doing so, we made over 40 recommendations for reform of the law as it would apply to fracking, but also made it clear that the State should focus on investing in renewable energy rather than an industry that will increase the State’s greenhouse gas emissions.
We hope that you had an restful festive season and managed to venture outside, recharge, and enjoy some of Western Australia’s amazing environment during the break.
We spent some time in our south-west forests, and in doing so was able to reflect on some of EDOWA’s achievements in 2017. This included acting for Tjiwarl Traditional Custodians in a Supreme Court challenge to protect their country from uranium mining and to uphold the State’s environmental laws; working with a community group in Esperance to protect Ramsar Wetlands, local farms and tourism businesses from the impacts of a proposed landfill facility; acting in the Mining Warden’s Court to protect the Helena and Aurora Range and Kimberley from iron ore and coal mining, and much more.