Environmental Defenders Office Northern Queensland
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Environmental Defenders Office Northern Queensland, Cairns
Due to the Australian Government's decision to discontinue funding to the Environmental Defender Offices, the future of this legal service is threatened. Please consider donating to keep the service active. http://www.edonq.org.au/Donate.html
The ideal candidate
The EDO NQ is committed to ensuring all its volunteers make a difference to the service, yet take away a unique placement experience; 'the reciprocity recipe'.
The ideal candidate has a good knowledge of environment law and can share their established skills.
About this Legal Assistance Service:
The Environmental Defender’s Office of Northern Queensland Inc. (EDO-NQ) is a non-profit, non-government community legal centre specializing in public interest environmental law. EDO–NQ is located in beautiful Cairns, a regional city, flanked by World Heritage listed areas: the Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics.
EDO-NQ focuses on providing advice to members of the public about environmental law issues. It is also involved in community legal education. The EDO-NQ web site has loads of information about its work and services, and environmental law in Queensland. In particular, it contains fact sheets that summarise planning laws in Queensland, explain the regulation of World Heritage areas in Northern Queensland, and a raft of other useful information.
The EDO-NQ is running some interesting test cases about environmental law. You can find out about the interesting casework in their regular bulletins and alerts.
EDO-NQ is currently implementing a new initiative aimed at securing free accommodation for placement law graduates from across Australia. Why not visit tropical North Queensland while acquiring your Practical Legal Training, and perhaps dive the Great Barrier Reef, dally in the Daintree or discover the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands?
Regions serviced by EDO NQ
From Sarina (south of Mackay) north to the Torres Strait, Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea (including the Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve) and the Wet Tropics and across to the Northern Territory Border. Areas include Mackay, Airlie Beach, Townsville, Cairns, Cooktown, Weipa and Mt Isa.
Suite 1, Level 1, 96-96 Lake Street
Cairns, Qld, 4870
Phone: 07 4031 4766