Nick Croggon's blog

Federal Court Win for the Tarkine & Tasmanian Devil

Wed 17/07/2013 5:33pm
Image of Tasmanian Devil Resting Wayne McLean

This morning, the Federal Court delivered a major win to a conservation group's legal battle to protect the endangered Tasmanian Devil in Tasmania's Tarkine Region.

The Leadbeater's Possum in Victoria's Highest Court

Thu 30/05/2013 3:53pm
Image of Leadbeater Possum by Steve Kuiter

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.

Government Commits Victoria to Logging Native Forests for the Indefinite Future

Wed 24/04/2013 1:36pm
Image Sylvia Creek Forest, north-east of Melbourne, Victoria 2011

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.

Fighting for the last scrap of wetland buffer

Wed 13/03/2013 10:03am
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper image by Alnus

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?

Federal Court Decides on Alpine Grazing Trial

Tue 15/01/2013 10:00am
Image cattle to water black and white

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. 

Reason 4 why the Cth should not devolve environmental approval powers to the States: State governments often have a conflict of interest when it comes to major development

Tue 4/12/2012 4:00am
Trees at Mt Buffalo image

Major developments - whether they be new roads or ports, or new open cut coal mines - can have serious impacts on our environment.