Environmental Justice Australia

Tuesday, 4 June 2024 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm

On this episode, we speak with Laura Dreyfus and Danya Jacobs of the Ecosystem team from Environmental Justice Australia. Among many legal battles, they are currently putting their efforts into assisting the Dungallaba Kulumbirigin clan of the Larrakia people in the fight to protect their country from a large development project at Binybara, also known as Lee Point north of Darwin - a place of both cultural and environmental significance. 

Laura Dreyfus is a lawyer at Environmental Justice Australia who works with communities in the Northern Territory to protect nature and advocate for stronger legal protections for our ecosystems. Before joining EJA, Laura worked as a civil lawyer at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in the Northern Territory and as a medical negligence lawyer at a plaintiff law firm in Melbourne. Laura holds a Juris Doctor (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

Danya Jacobs also joins us in the studio. Danya is a skilled litigator, advisor and legal commentator who focuses on protecting biodiversity and halting the extinction crisis. She collaborates with environment groups to bring novel litigation that improves law through precedent and protects nature from logging, land clearing and mining. Danya manages complex litigation in the Supreme and Federal Courts, speaks and writes on biodiversity law, and advocates for legal change. In 2022, Danya was awarded the Law Council of Australia’s Mahla Pearlman Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year. 


To find out more, go to: https://envirojustice.org.au/

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