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Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the National Environmental Law Association Ltd ACN 008 657 761

will be held on

21  October 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm (AEST)

on Zoom


Welcome, notification of proxies and apologies received

Confirmation of minutes of the AGM held on 3 October 2019

President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report and Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2020

Declaration of election of directors – no election required

General Business

Guest speaker: The Hon Simon Molesworth AO QC – ‘A reality check: thirty-six years on – is Australia’s natural and cultural heritage adequately served by the nation’s current environmental laws?’

The Hon Simon Molesworth AO QC has dedicated much of his life to environmental law. Australia has recognised his achievements by honouring him as a Member of the Order of Australia in 1994, awarding him the Centenary Medal in 2001 and then elevating him to Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012. He has been a QC for 25 years and a barrister, at the Victorian Bar, for 36 years. Simon was NELA’s inaugural President. In 1989 NELA awarded Simon the then Australian Environmental Law Award for being a person who has ‘made an outstanding contribution to the development and understanding of environmental law in Australia’. In 2020 NELA conferred on Simon the distinction of honorary life membership. Simon has formerly served as an Acting Justice of the Land & Environment Court of NSW, a Senior Legal Member of two Victorian tribunals, a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University and Adjunct Professor in Social & Environmental Sustainability at La Trobe University. He was instrumental in the foundation of the first environmental law association in Australia – the Environmental Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria, then NELA, the Environment Institute of Australia & New Zealand, Australian Environmental Defenders’ Office  and the International National Trusts Organisation, all of which he has led for many years. Successive governments at both State and Federal levels have appointed him to numerous boards, advisory committees and commissions.


A proxy form if you are unable to attend. Proxies must be received by the Secretary not less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the meeting.  A proxy form is attached to this notice of meeting
2020 NELA AGM Proxy Form (2)

Zoom meeting details:

Meeting ID: 879 9814 3797                  Passcode: 351926


Dr Hanna Jaireth

a/g President

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