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:
- contact Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie, firstname.lastname@example.org and politely tell him about the essential role we play in helping the community understand and access their legal rights;
- donate to EDO Qld to at least allow us to deliver our Handbook guide to Mining & Coal Seam Gas or continue our general services, including answering the 50+ people on our waiting list for assistance to protect the environment; and
- spread the word by commenting on media reports and telling your friends through Facebook, Twitter and your local networks
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!