Environmental Justice Australia is proud to have been closely involved in the development of Victoria’s landmark Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act. The Act recognises the Yarra River and its environs as a single, integrated living entity, to be managed as a single landscape under a 50-year community vision. This is historic in Australian urban river management.

Environmental Justice Australia is leading the Rivers of the West campaign, which seeks to have Victoria’s Maribyrnong and Werribee Rivers and other smaller waterways acknowledged as valuable community assets and better protected in law.

MLDRIN gathering on the Murrumbidgee River

Aboriginal water rights: Legal Analysis of submissions to Review of the Water Act

November 20, 2014

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Should rivers and forests have rights of their own?

October 12, 2014

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Healthy water ecosystems: exploring community involvement in water governance

April 22, 2014

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Victoria’s new water laws downgrade the environment

January 24, 2014

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EDO embarks on project to investigate community participation in managing water resources

December 18, 2013

A few deep breaths required on recent Murray River listing decision

September 26, 2013

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Regulating groundwater use for environmental protection

July 4, 2013

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The Water Act and the Murray Darling basin plan – remembering the point

April 2, 2012

Rivers: news and media

December 14, 2018

A new deal for the rivers and waterways of Melbourne’s west

August 28, 2018

A welcome step for waterways in Melbourne’s west

July 19, 2018

‘Aqua nullius’: Indigenous group fronts River Murray royal commission (NITV)

July 19, 2018

Aust breaching standards: Indigenous group (The Australian)

July 19, 2018

First Nations propose changes to Australia’s Water Act

February 8, 2018

Environmentalists push to protect the Maribyrnong River (Moonee Valley Leader)