Fact Sheet on WA Government’s Climate Change Issues Paper

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 »

Submission to Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Faunal Extinction Crisis

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 »

Law Graduate Opportunity – Practical Legal Training Placement at EDOWA

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA invites dedicated and self-motivated law graduates to apply for its Practical Legal Training placement. This position is unpaid and three days per week. Ideally, candidates will have a demonstrated interest in environmental law or a related field. As EDOWA has limited resources, this position requires an enthusiastic and diligent individual… Read more »

EDOWA Launches ‘Against Extinction’ Crowdfunder Campaign!

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA (Inc) is excited to announce the official launch of its new fundraising campaign, ‘Against Extinction‘. This campaign is focused on fighting the extinction crisis and protecting WA’s unique native flora and fauna. Help EDOWA fight the extinction crisis! Worldwide, a recent report by the United Nations warns that more than one million species are under threat of… Read more »

Fact Sheet on EPA Greenhouse Gas Assessment Guidance

On 14 March 2019 the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) withdrew its revised Environmental Factor Guideline and Technical Guidance on Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG Assessment Guidance) published on 7 March 2019 in order to undertake further consultation. The draft GHG Assessment Guidance and a Background Paper were released on 10 June 2019 for… Read more »

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 »