EDO Tasmania Bulletin – 14/2019

Welcome to the latest edition of the EDO Tasmania Bulletin – 15 November 2019.

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Get updated on the most recent environment and planning news in this edition of the EDO Bulletin which features a special message for subscribers, all the latest on protecting wilderness: Lake Malbena in the courts, federal nature laws (EPBC Act) review, scientist warning over extinction crisis, draft amendments to residential housing standards, single use plastic by-laws, Burnie LPS, bushfires and the law event,  good reads and much more!

EDO Tasmania Bulletin 13/2019

Welcome to the latest edition of the EDO Tasmania Bulletin – 22 October 2019.


Get updated on the most recent environment and planning news in this edition which features the Lake Malbena Tribunal decision, our latest law reform submissions, protests for ecological and climate action, debate over exploration for new coal mining in Tasmania, protection for estuary perch, fin-fish farming inquiry launched, new recreation zone planned for Gordon River, UTAS event – Feeling the heat: Bushfire and Hobart’s insurance risk, good reads and much more!

Climate Change Special Bulletin Edition 12/2019

FireWelcome to EDO Tasmania’s Climate Change Special Edition of the Bulletin – 19 September 2019! This edition pays homage to the important call from the students for us to attend the Global Climate Strike and the Climate Coverage Now movement.

This edition includes: environmental laws and the extinction emergency, UN Climate Summit, climate council report on the impact of climate change on the environment in Australia, massive coal mine stopped, 20,000 ha of woodlands saved, good reads and much more!



EDO Tasmania Bulletin 11/2019

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Catch up on what’s happening at EDO Tasmania – did you know we are hiring? check out this edition for more information and the latest environment and planning news on native animal culls, the threatened species review, heritage grants, Biosecurity Act, wind farm proposal open for comment, disaster resilience strategy and much more!

EDO Tasmania is hiring!

Are you looking to make a difference in the work you do, and looking to take that next step in your career?

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We are fortunate to be able to offer a brand new position to a budding lawyer or person with a law degree, looking for a new and exciting challenge. You will have the opportunity of working on the biggest environmental issues facing Tasmania in a supportive team environment. We are looking for the best and brightest, so if you meet the qualification requirements, put your best foot forward and apply!

Applications close on 20 September 2019 at 5pm.  For more information about the position including the position description, click here.  All queries should be directed to Nicole Sommer, CEO/Principal Lawyer, on 03 6223 2770 or via email at edotas@edotas.org.au.


RS10780-wedge-tailed-eagleEDO Tasmania Bulletin 14 August 2019 is out now! Catch up on all the latest environment and planning new. This wintry edition features all things Lake Malbena, fish farming revenue, lobsters and seismic testing, Tasmania’s GHG emissions report, the latest IPCC report, Bushfire management review, amendments to the Forest Practices Code,  and much more!

You’ll also find out how to join ‘Team EDO’ in the Point to Pinnacle!

Join our team for Point to Pinnacle or Point to Pub

Will you join our 5th anniversary P2P team and be part of our biggest team yet?

EDO_PtP_Devil_Square_with dateWalk or run from Wrest Point to the pinnacle of kunanyi.
Your efforts will help raise funds for EDO Tasmania and will enable us to continue helping communities stand up for the places they love.

Point to Pub and Point to Pinnacle have now sold out.
To sign up for the P2P waiting list – click here.

Contact us if you’d like to register as a replacement for any of our team members who may need to withdraw.

If you have already entered Point to Pinnacle or Point to Pub, and would like to join our fundraising team, please get in touch!
We’d love to have you on board.

Find out more.


Mid-year EDO Bulletin 9/2019

BrendanOUT NOW! the mid-year EDO Tasmania Bulletin – 5 July 2019 is jam-packed with all the latest planning and environmental news!

This edition features the Lake Malbena Tribunal appeal, Tasmanian black gum community as critically endangered, global subsidies for coal, Exxon in Bass Strait, Launceston cable car proposal, orange bellied parrot, new Water Management Regulations, Dove Lake Shelter proposal, Draft waste action plan, good reads and much more!

Lake Malbena Tribunal hearing finishes for the week

teamMalbenaAfter a long hearing week on the Lake Malbena appeal, the Tribunal has adjourned to 8-9 August to finish hearing the case.

This week the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal part-heard the appeal made by Wild Drake Pty Ltd against the Central Highland Council’s decision to refuse a permit for its tourism development proposed on Halls Island in Lake Malbena, within Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Many thanks to our wonderful barrister Juliet Forsyth SC & of course to our valued clients for instructing us, led by the Tasmanian National Parks Association and The Wilderness Society Tasmania

Join us to protect Tasmania’s future

Tasmania is at a tipping point. Our island’s beauty attracts people from near and far but the benefits of economic development seem to be coming at a cost to our way of life and our environment.

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The law is the best tool we have for protecting our environment, and that’s where EDO Tasmania comes in. We hold decision-makers to account, enforce the laws, and empower communities with the legal firepower they need to make a difference.

Help us protect the places that you love by making a tax deductible donation to EDO Tasmania.