Media Statements

Environment lawyers congratulate new environment NSW Minister  


24 April 2014

The National Environmental Law Association has congratulated the NSW MP Rob Stokes on his appointment as Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Heritage and Assistant Minister for Planning in that state. 

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Queensland Environmental offsets fall short say environment lawyers 

 
24 March 2014

Environment lawyers say Queensland’s new Environmental Offsets Bill falls short of core principles that would ensure offsets achieve the conservation outcomes they are meant to.

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Environment lawyers warn on aspects of Emission Reduction Fund 

 
21 February 2014

Aspects of the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund have been criticized by the National Environmental Law Association, with some being labeled as dangerous.

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Cuts to Environment Defenders a blow to democracy 

                       
18 December 2013 

Federal government funding cuts to legal centres providing advice on the environment are a blow to democracy says the National Environmental Law Association.
‘Environment Defenders Offices provide vital information to communities about how to protect our environment, and they help make sure government and others comply with the law’ says Association President, Amanda Cornwall.

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Consultation draft bills to repeal the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth)

 
7 November 2013

NELA has recommended some refinements to the draft bills for the repeal of the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) in a submission to the federal government.

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Call For Lawyers To Improve Sustainability And Gender Balance

 
16 October 2013

The National Environmental Law Association has called on the top 100 Australian law firms to be leaders instead of laggards in the international trend to do integrated sustainability reporting. 

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New Executive For National Environmental Law Association 

 
15 October 2013

Amanda Cornwall was re-elected as President of National Environmental Law Association of Australia at the Annual General Meeting last week.

Amanda became President in 2012 and has led the association through major change.

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Environment lawyers congratulate new Ministers

 
25 September 2013

The National Environmental Law Association has congratulated the new Minister for Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt and the new Minister for Industry the Hon Ian Macfarlane.

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