Inquiry into National Water Reform – EDOs of Australia submission

EDOWA recently contributed to an EDOs of Australia submission to the inquiry into National Water Reform. The inquiry is being conducted by the Productivity Commission. The objective of this inquiry is to allow an assessment of progress in achieving the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI) and the need for any future reform…. Read more »

Meet the EDO: Jacob Wotherspoon, Piddington Society Paralegal

So you can get to know us better, we are introducing you to all the key players at EDOWA who make sure the office stays running. In case you missed it in our April newsletter, here is a brief chat with Piddington Society paralegal, Jacob Wotherspoon. How long have you been with EDO? I have been… Read more »

April 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the EDO WA eNewsletter. I am very excited to announce that the former Chief Justice of the High Court, Robert French and Emeritus Professor John Bailey (Murdoch University and convenor of the Leeuwin Group of Concerned Scientists) have both agreed to present at EDO WA’s first event for 2017 on Thursday… Read more »

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 »