The Environment Defenders Office is very proud to announce that we will soon by representing MyEnvironment, a small Healesville-based environment group, in a one-day hearing in Victoria's highest Court, the Court of Appeal.
The Victorian Government has proposed a Bill to change Victoria's logging laws. The Bill is called the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Amendment Bill 2013.
We are hugely concerned by the Bill, and what it means for the future of Victoria's forests - and we think you should be concerned too.
The EDO recently acted in a case about a proposed new development near the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands. The hearing raised important questions about the role of the environment in planning. When planning our suburbs, how much do we value our important environmental features? Should we develop land wherever it is possible, or should we save some bits to protect what is environmentally important?
Last Friday the Federal Court added its voice to the continuing alpine grazing saga - it handed down its decision on whether Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke's rejection of the trial was valid. Justice Susan Kenny of the Federal Court found that it most definitely was.