edotasmania

EDO Tasmania is a community legal service providing expert information and advice to individuals and groups throughout Tasmania.  They can assist with a range of environmental and planning matters, including forestry, development activities, coastal protection, water management, marine farming, mining, climate change adaptation and the protection of cultural heritage.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission was established in 1986 as an independent statutory organisation reporting to the Commonwealth Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday.

Tasmania’s Marine Farming Regulatory Framework, and how to improve it

This article outlines some of the criticisms of the current Tasmanian system, reviews the regulatory frameworks in other marine farming countries, and recommends changes to move Tasmania towards a best practice model.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Improving-Tasmanias-Marine-Farming-Framework.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal is an independent statutory body set up under the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993. The objectives of the Tribunal are to: promote the sustainable development of natural and physical resources and the maintenance of ecological processes and genetic diversity; provide for the fair, orderly and sustainable use and development of air,

Mining and Quarrying

Tasmania is highly mineralised and has a rich mining history. But that history has come at a high price – the industry has left in its wake a legacy of serious pollution and degraded landscapes, most notoriously evidenced by the Queenstown hills and the heavily polluted Queen and King Rivers. Much has changed in the last 30 years in what

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ELH-4th-edition-Chapter-11.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

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Fisheries and Marine Protection

Recent years have seen rapid changes to marine protection laws after a long history of neglect. Marine areas are used for many purposes and, because it is often difficult to clearly identify marine boundaries, protection laws are complex and administered by a wide variety of bodies and statutes.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ELH-4th-edition-Chapter-9.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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Community Guide to Mining Law

Mining projects can bring employment and other benefits to regional communities. The introduction of mining operations into an area can also cause concern amongst community members, and potentially long term social, economic and environmental impacts. Laws exist to try to prevent, minimise and manage these impacts.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Community-Guide-to-Mining-Law_FINAL-as-printed.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

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Stopping Environmental Harm (including pollution)

The Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA) is the central piece of legislation that deals with pollution. Its aim is to prevent, reduce and undo harm to the environment.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ELH-4th-edition-Chapter-6.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Pollution

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