From 1 July this year, Legal Aid will no longer be available for environmental cases.
That’s the Legal Aid that has provided financial support for community groups to take public interest cases for the environment for a quarter of a century.
The same Legal Aid that helped to save our forests through iconic legal cases in the 1990s.
The same Legal Aid that has enabled us to take on landmark cases like the Walker case
, the first case in Australia to consider the impacts of climate change on a proposed development.
And it’s the same Legal Aid that has enabled us to hold Government Ministers to account and expose conflicts of interest, as the Huntlee development case
Legal Aid has been a long standing part of the landscape for over 27 years.
And it has now been scrapped.
After so much financial uncertainty these past months there is one thing I do know - with your help EDO NSW can continue to fight for access to justice.
Since 1 July is just a few short weeks away we must act now.
To make sure that we can continue to take on the cases that matter to the community and the environment, we’re expanding our Environmental Defence Fund
to help fill the gap that will be left from the loss of Legal Aid.
*|TITLE:FNAME|*, will you please join me in our quest to protect our environment?
Will you send your most generous gift today
so we can replenish our own Environmental Defence Fund? Donations over $2 are tax deductible. We urgently need a minimum of $75,000 to allow us to run the next landmark Warkworth
or Catherine Hill Bay
cases and protect the environment. $75,000 will allow us to support five critical public interest cases in the coming year – five cases that will ensure environmental justice is served.
I know you care *|TITLE:FNAME|* – you would not have contacted us in the past if you didn’t.
Please support the Environmental Defence Fund by clicking here
today, and send this email to your friends, colleagues and neighbours.
We must be ready to protect our fragile environment.
P.S. Thank you for whatever you can do for us – and remember EDO NSW’s litigation work has been the hallmark of some of the most important environmental law changes these past 27 years – we cannot let justice be silenced.