Meet our new Principal Solicitor Tim Macknay

  We are excited to welcome Tim Macknay as the new Principal Solicitor of EDOWA. Born and bred in Western Australia, Tim has worked in environmental law and policy since 2006. This includes work for industry in private practice, government work and pro bono work for environmental NGOs and community legal centres. Before commencing at… Read more »

March Bulletin 2019

March was an exciting month for the Environmental Defender’s Office WA (EDOWA). We started the month at the Court of Appeal for the Yeelirrie Appeal hearing. It was a great day in Court with our fantastic counsel advocating for our environmental laws to defend country and threatened species. See below for further details. On 25… Read more »

Media Release – EDOWA Welcomes Funding Announcement

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA supports reinstatement of funding for the national network of Environmental Defender’s Offices. The EDOs of Australia media release relating to today’s federal policy announcement is available here. A further media release including comments from EDOWA is provided below.

EDOWA Welcomes the EPA’s New Guidance on Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Today the EPA released its anticipated revised guidance on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from significant new or expanding proposals in Western Australia. EDOWA coordinated submissions with the Conservation Council of WA and The Wilderness Society WA to the EPA in relation to this guidance. In line with the suggestions we made in our submissions, the… Read more »