Community Legal Centres (like EDO Tas) publish lots of practical information about legal rights and obligations, but sometimes that information can be hard to find. The new Law Access Tasmania portal is a helpful tool to search for free, easy-to-understand legal information.
EDO Tasmania is a non-profit community legal centre advising on environmental and planning law. Our aim is to increase public awareness of environmental laws and remedies, and help the community to secure a healthy, sustainable Tasmania.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by heading out to somewhere green… or just reading the latest EDO Tas Bulletin to catch up on environmental law news – everything from marine debris to local planning to fish farming to exciting climate change legal actions.
We’ve trawled through all the election policies in the lead up to the State election on 3 March 2018. Before you head to the polling booth, check out what’s being promised by the key players:
- Aboriginal Heritage
- Agriculture & Biosecurity
- Democracy & Governance
- Energy & Transport
- Environment & Waste Management
- Forestry & Mining
- Parks, Reserves & Wildlife
- Water Management
We’ve tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but can’t guarantee we haven’t missed anything. Commitments are based on published commitments only. This table is a summary of the policies only – it is not an endorsement of any policies or an assessment of the effectiveness or reliability of any promises made by the parties.
Authorised by Jess Feehely, 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart.
The latest edition of the EDO Tas Bulletin includes comprehensive review of election commitments as well as updates on the cable car works authority, fruit fly incursion, loads of upcoming events and opportunities to have your say on everything from Hobart City Council’s climate policy to the national biodiversity strategy.
As Victor Hugo famously said, it is impossible to resist an idea whose time has come. The interdependence of human rights and the environment is an idea whose time is here.
So says the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment in his report outlining framework principles that he will urge the Human Rights Council to adopt later this year.
There are a lot of excellent community climate events coming up in southern Tasmania. Hope you can get along to some of them!
6-7 Feb: Frontiers in Environmental Law – research colloquium
8-10 Feb: Imagining a Different Future – international climate justice conference
8 Feb: Public talk – Climate Ethics Amidst Climate Injustice
10 Feb: Climate Justice Community event
26 Feb: Climate Solutions Luncheon with Paul Hawkens, hosted by Sustainable Living Tasmania
Revised draft legislation to introduce a new process for declaring and assessing “major projects” is currently out for public comment until 29 January 2018.
Enjoy the last EDO Tas Bulletin for 2017 – covering climate policies, TWWHA updates, the salmon growth plan and a call for nominations for National heritage places, threatened species and ecological processes.
Heritage fines, fish kills, wild deer, climate strategies, solar panels, RTI delays, and the world’s largest MPA. Plus heaps of events, and our Christmas cards.
All this and more in the latest EDO Tas Bulletin!