Statement of Strategic Priorities 2017

The EDOWA’s key priorities for 2017 are: State-based action on climate change – we will both identify and promote the pathways for the State to take better account of national and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This will include scrutiny of environmental impact assessment and approvals processes in respect of greenhouse gas emissions,… Read more »

March 2017 Newsletter

It has continued to be a busy month here at the EDO WA office and for environmental activism more generally, which is unsurprising given that as I write this it is only days away from the State election. On that front, we were pleased to participate in an important forum presented by some of our… Read more »

Protecting the Fitzroy Basin

Rey Resources has applied for a licence to build its Duchess Paradise coal mine, almost 200 kilometres south-east of Derby, near the Fitzroy River.  The Environmental Protection Authority has determined that the Duchess Paradise Project shall be assessed at the level of Public Environmental Review. The EDOWA is representing a traditional owner who has lodged… Read more »

Protecting the Helena Aurora range from mining

The Helena and Aurora Range (Aboriginal name ‘Bungalbin’) is a magnificent banded ironstone formation (BIF) range in Western Australia. 10 years ago, the State’s Environment minister of the day announced these ranges would become a national park. But a few days later, cabinet overturned the decision, downgrading the area to a conservation park, which despite… Read more »

EDOWA in Court with native title landowner to stop fracking

Micklo Corpus is a Yawuru traditional owner of country in and around Broome, and has been camping at the entrance to Buru Energy’s Yulleroo gas field for a several years.  Buru Energy is planning to frack two wells at the site 70 kilometres east of Broome to test the potential of the process to produce… Read more »

New website launched

We are pleased to announce that our new website on www.edowa.org.au is now published.

Environmental Defender Faults Government’s New Biodiversity Law

Perth, WA – EDOWA today released a 36-page white paper recommending against passage of the WA Government’s Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2015, at least in its current form. The Bill, introduced in the Legislative Assembly on 25 November 2015, was touted by Premier Colin Barnett as a “momentous step forward in the conservation of the State’s… Read more »