Fracking Inquiry EDOWA Submission March 19

On 19 March 2018, EDOWA lodged a detailed submission to the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia 2017 (Fracking Inquiry). Our submission focused on the third item of the Fracking Inquiry’s Terms of Reference: regulatory mechanisms that may be employed to mitigate or minimise risks to an acceptable level. It… Read more »

EDOWA Bulletin March 2018

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… Read more »

CASE STUDY – POWDER RIVER BASIN, USA. M. PAPAVASSILIOU & R. HAMILTON

  WildEarth Guardians; Sierra Club v United States Bureau of Land Management, and Wyoming Mining Association; BTU Western Resources, Inc.; State of Wyoming; National Mining Association, 15-8109 1 (10th Cir, 2017). CASE STUDY – MARA PAPAVASSILIOU AND RUBY HAMILTON   SUMMARY In an appeal against a decision of the Federal District Court, the US 10th… Read more »

EDOWA Bulletin February 2018

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… Read more »

EDOWA receives Generous Donation from Innovative Students

Over the past few months, a group, consisting of Rossmoyne SHS students Michael Lee, Charlotte Kirke, Chaki Ramesh and Rafid Hasan, have reinvented the second hand shopping experience for a social innovation competition. With the generosity of Riverton library, they were able to test our ideas at the library’s courtyard. Through surveys of local communities,… Read more »

EDOWA Annual Report 2016-2017

The EDOWA has much to celebrate at this 2017 Annual General Meeting. There has been excellent progress in rebuilding our team, stabilising our budget and re-invigorating our core activities. There are four key achievements since the last AGM. In late 2016 and early 2017, our then Acting Manager, Shayla Strapps, completed the review and reform… Read more »

LAW GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY—PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING PLACEMENT

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA (EDOWA) 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… Read more »