NEWS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA
- SAVE THE DATE!
The Australian Wild Law Alliance held a 1 day Wild Law Workshop in Melbourne on 17th August, in partnership with the Victorian EDO. More details will be posted soon. This was the first workshop in the ‘AWLA Roadshow’ series, which will see AWLA travel to each State and Territory during 2012 and 2013, to open up spaces for discussion and action relating to Wild Law and Earth Jurisprudence
- Join the campaign to halt the attack on Australia’s environmental laws!The Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices are leading a response to the COAG decision to ‘reform’ environmental laws around Australia. Check out the weblink below for more. The ANEDO submission to COAG can be downloaded from this webpage:
- Greenpeace is inviting people to join its “Save the Reef” campaign. The Great Barrier Reef – one of the seven natural wonders of the world – is under threat by Queensland’s coal mining and coal port developments. Find out more and get involved by checking out this weblink:
NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
- In South Africa, civil society groups are mobilising around a draft People’s Charter for Africa. Couched in similar form and language to the Freedom Charter, it undertakes “to respect and defend the rights of all beings to fulfil their role within the community of life”.
Environmental lawyer Cormac Cullinan, who assisted in drawing up the draft charter, said it was a pan-African version of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth.
For more, see this article: http://mg.co.za/article/2012-05-25-african-drive-to-embrace-all-life/