Media Releases · Access to Justice

Qld EDO funding cuts: How you can help

05 July, 2012

EDO Qld were advised by email on 4 July 2012, that the State government has ceased all State funding to EDO Qld and EDO-NQ without notice on 30 June 2012. This is half of our recurrent funding.

Three things you can do to help us today:

We have sought an urgent meeting with the State Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie, but are waiting for his response.

The withdrawal of funding guts our ability to help landholders, individuals and community groups understand and act on their legal rights to protect the environment.  Without our office there is no legal support available for those that want to protect the environment in the public interest. Our invaluable Community Litigants Handbook will cease publication.

If you have ever received our assistance or value the essential services we provide, now is the time we need your support to ask that our funding be restored.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) gives a strong legal voice to the environment when needed most.

The latest from EDO Qld

Have your say on the Energy from Waste Policy by Monday

Qld must better protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage

New legislation to safeguard our Reef introduced to Queensland Parliament

New protest laws are concerning, says EDO Qld CEO Jo-Anne Bragg

Productivity Review enquiry into resource regulation is an unnecessary waste