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Extinction Busters

LSJ May 2016

When Professor Tim Flannery spoke at an April fundraising dinner for the NSW EDO (Environmental Defenders Office), his description of the rate of extinctions in Australia brought a hushed silence to an audience of several hundred members of the legal community. Flannery’s commitment to preventative action is matched by the EDO’s Principal Solicitor and Chief Executive Officer, Sue Higginson.

Higginson believes that, at a time when the NSW Government is engaged in “a once in a generation environmental law reform agenda”, the EDO provides “a beacon of how to deliver public interest environmental legal services” with its integrated model of litigation, law reform, outreach and science.

Julie McCrossin finds out more.

Time has taught me it is not always about what we do, but how we do it. We need to manage our resources sustainably. We need good laws to protect our environment for future
generations.

Published in the May issue of the Law Society of NSW Journal.

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