Monday, June 1st, 2015 - Environmental Defenders Office

With a total cut to their Federal funding, courtesy of the Attorney-General, George Brandis,  and unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with the current state government to secure annual funding required - the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) of South Australia is now poised on the brink of closure as of June 30.

With options running out to secure its continued survival, the EDO is looking to the community to keep the Voice strong.

The crowdfunding campaign will launch on June 1st and will be run through the Go Fund Me page ‘Save the EDO’.

The EDO has been helping the SA community  for over 20 years.

It is the independent Voice that speaks out to protect the environment for future generations, often involved in giving advice on cases that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the natural heritage for generations to come.The EDO supports communities who may not otherwise have the resources to seek such legal advice to protect the environment.

The Voice of the EDO has helped to protect the Adelaide Parklands, the Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, the Fleurieu Penninsula  and  many other urban and rural places that we all love, right across SA.

Without the EDO, who will our community turn to for independent and fearless advice and representation to protect our magical environment?

Strong advocate for the EDO, Senator Penny Wright speaks out on the vital importance of the EDO to SA:

Over many years, EDOs have a track record of making sure government action is lawful and that the voice of ordinary Australians can be heard when it comes to our shared environment.

“Without them, individuals and grassroots community groups, who are often fighting David and Goliath battles with wealthy mining companies and wealthy developers, will be left to fight alone.”


Without the EDO as the Voice for Environmental Justice in SA,  our community and our environment will lose an independent and expert advisor that “walks the walk and talks the talk” when it comes to protecting our environment for  us and future generations. More information about the EDO can be found at:


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