Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Isn’t necessarily on Hamilton Island, making $100,000. It’s making a real contribution to protecting Hamilton Island and another 100,000 blocks of beauty just like it in Northern Queensland, says the Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland.

Fergus Power, Principal Solicitor for the Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO-NQ), which services over 1 million square kilometers of Australia, including 3 natural World Heritage Areas (WHA’s), is calling for expressions of interest from graphic artists and web designers interested in contributing to equal access to justice, and environmental protection.

Mr Power said: “We are interested in hearing from talented individuals or teams located anywhere in the world who are willing to donate their talents and services to create a unique web presence which fulfills the dual purpose of informing the Northern Queensland community about environmental law issues, and attracting and retaining domestic and international sponsorship of the public interest environmental law work which we do”.

“It is entirely feasible that a graphic artist sitting in New York could team with an HTML coder in Cairns (or vice versa) to produce a truly stunning product”, he said. “We seek young, ideas-filled internet geniuses with a passion for the environment- likely to be in the final year of graphics design/web design studies, or recently graduated”, he said. In return for supervision of their portfolio development, the successful applicant will have their Webby award entry fee paid for them by EDO-NQ, and, if the EDO-NQ’s entry does win a Webby, the designer/s will receive up to AUS$2,000 total towards their attendance at the awards ceremony in New York.

“It’s a win-win”, says Mr Power. ‘We need to attract the support of responsible international bodies and individuals committed to environmental protection and access to justice to replace environmental funding cancelled by the Queensland Government, so that the Northern Queensland environment, including the three natural WHA’s (the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics and Riversleigh Fossil Site) in our zone can be better protected in the public interest. An outstanding web presence will help us achieve that goal”, said Mr Power. Those interested should in the first instance email an introductory portfolio to Mr Power at [email protected]

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Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO-NQ)

The Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO-NQ) is part of the Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices Inc (ANEDO), which consists of nine independently constituted and managed community environmental law centres located in each State and Territory of Australia. Each EDO is dedicated to protecting the environment in the public interest. We provide legal representation and advice, take an active role in environmental law reform and policy formulation, and offer a significant education program designed to facilitate public participation in environmental decision making. EDO-NQ services well over 1,000,000 square km of onshore and offshore Australia, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics.
Fergus Power
P: +61 7 4031 4766
M: +61 4 389 26401


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