A NATIONAL network of
which recently became
operational in Australia, will help the
ordinary Australian citizen in bringing his environmental complaints
to the court where it matters. The
national network of green lawyers will
counsel people on urban planning and
heritage protection and also represent
the litigants in environmental issues.
The network is an addition to the environmental defenders' officers group
which provides legal advice in environmental law matters. The government
will provide the green lawyers with
funds to develop awareness on ecoissues by holding workshops on environmental law and also for producing
publications on the subject. A network
of community law reform, legal
research and policy work in environmental law would also be established.
People in remote areas will be connected by means of a phone line. The government is also providing interpreters for people from nonEnglish speaking backgrounds like the aboriginals.
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