Biodiversity

Successive State of the Environment reports show Australian biodiversity is in rapid decline. Sadly, Australia leads the world on extinction, with the highest number of mammals declared extinct since European settlement. Australia is one of seven countries responsible for more than half the globe’s biodiversity loss.

The federal government is not taking its legal obligations seriously – under Australia’s international commitments or our national environmental protection laws. As an active member of the Places You Love alliance Environmental Justice Australia is building the foundations for a next generation of national environmental laws. We were instrumental in the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law’s blueprint.

Environmental Justice Australia also works at state level for stronger laws to protect biodiversity. We have been actively involved in the reform of Victoria’s main biodiversity protection law, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

Bill to strip back planning rights hits Parliament

Bill to strip back planning rights hits Parliament

June 20, 2012

Is the Minister for Planning actually planning for coastal climate change?

Is the Minister for Planning actually planning for coastal climate change?

June 6, 2012

A response to Minister O’Brien

A response to Minister O’Brien

June 6, 2012

One step forward, one step back?

One step forward, one step back?

May 24, 2012

Housing standards backdown symptom of a bigger problem

Housing standards backdown symptom of a bigger problem

April 24, 2012

Don’t mess with native vegetation laws

Don’t mess with native vegetation laws

April 4, 2012

Baillieu government commit to reforming EES Process

Baillieu government commit to reforming EES Process

March 8, 2012

Victorian Government takes Alpine grazing to the Federal Court

Victorian Government takes Alpine grazing to the Federal Court

March 2, 2012

Federal Government rejects Alpine Grazing Trial

Federal Government rejects Alpine Grazing Trial

January 31, 2012

Biodiversity: news and media

December 10, 2018

Case to stop VicForests destroying old-growth forests in Victorian Supreme Court on Monday

August 2, 2018

We need to talk about mangroves, offsets and Walker Corp (Fifth Estate)

July 30, 2018

Court documents reveal legal concerns with VicForests’ logging in Greater Glider habitat

May 24, 2018

Amended Flora and Fauna bill will do little to get threatened species out of treacherous waters

May 14, 2018

VicForests ceases logging at five contentious coupes (Gippsland Times)

May 11, 2018

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February (ABC)