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Environmental Justice Australia

Support the legal team that supports the environment.


The laws that are supposed to protect Australia’s unique wildlife and landscapes are not doing their job. Successive State of the Environment reports show we are going backwards on almost all the indicators of environmental health.

More and more species are threatened and endangered. Old-growth forests, containing trees that date back beyond European settlement, continue to be logged. New coal mines are approved, exacerbating the global climate crisis. Australian communities – like those that live close to coal-fired power stations – are bearing the burden of environmental injustice.

We know the law can be a powerful enabler of positive social change – and a powerful blocker – so we work at a systemic level to test the boundaries of existing laws and advocate for laws and policies that put Australia on the path to a sustainable future.

We hold companies, directors and investment funds to account when they pursue projects that damage the climate we all share.

We take cases to court, providing expert legal representation in cases that protect the environment and the health of communities.

We recognise that achieving positive social change through the courts has its limitations. So we release reports, run community workshops, make submissions to government inquiries and engage in public debate to make the case for better solutions to environmental problems.

We are donor-funded, supporter-driven, independent of government and reliant on the backing of the community.


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Contact Details

L3 The 60L Green Building 60 Leicester Street

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Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.