Successive State of the Environment reports show Australian biodiversity is in rapid decline. Sadly, Australia leads the world on extinction, with the highest number of mammals declared extinct since European settlement. Australia is one of seven countries responsible for more than half the globe’s biodiversity loss.

The federal government is not taking its legal obligations seriously – under Australia’s international commitments or our national environmental protection laws. As an active member of the Places You Love alliance Environmental Justice Australia is building the foundations for a next generation of national environmental laws. We were instrumental in the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law’s blueprint.

Environmental Justice Australia also works at state level for stronger laws to protect biodiversity. We have been actively involved in the reform of Victoria’s main biodiversity protection law, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

A southern black-throated finch perched on a branch

Defending our environment laws

December 1, 2020

Update on our forest cases

September 25, 2020

AGL gas import terminal proposed at Crib Point, Westernport Bay

August 28, 2020

Delays to the Environment Protection Act in Victoria

August 28, 2020

Final orders in our historic Federal Court win

August 28, 2020

Make a submission to protect Victoria’s ecosystems

August 14, 2020

Toondah Harbour Wetlands

July 31, 2020

Dissecting the interim EPBC Act review

July 21, 2020

New responsibilities under reformed Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act

May 29, 2020

Biodiversity: news and media

January 22, 2021

Victoria’s laws are failing wildlife and need urgent modernisation

January 17, 2021

Failing our wildlife: Why Victoria’s wildlife protection laws need to be modernised

September 8, 2020

Environment groups write to UNESCO

August 21, 2020

Federal Court’s final orders in landmark legal win protect forests home to threatened possums from logging 

August 21, 2020

Federal Court’s final orders in landmark legal win protect forests home to threatened possums from logging

July 21, 2020

Morrison government will accelerate environmental destruction and species decline if EPBC Review is misused to fast-track industrial projects