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2019 Citizens’ Inquiry into the Health of the Darling River and Menindee Lakes, 19-28 March 2019, Western NSW

The Citizens’ Inquiry into the Health of the Darling River and Menindee Lakes will give communities a fair, unbiased forum to share their stories and evidence about what’s happening to the Darling River. They’ll also be able to make recommendations about what needs to happen to restore ecological and community wellbeing.

For more information please visit our dedicated Australian Peoples’ Tribunal website.

Annual Conference, New Economy Network Australia, 19-21 October 2018, Melbourne

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Everyone’s invited to join the new economy movement, and meet up at the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) Annual Conference in Melbourne, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October 2018.
For all the details, please visit the NENA website –
AELA is a co-founder and auspice organisation for NENA, and we’re excited to be co-hosting the second annual NENA conference.

International Symposium, 25-26 October 2018, Brisbane – “Exploring our Legal Relationship with the Living World: Caring for Country, Rights of Nature and Legal Personhood”

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This international symposium will bring people together from around the world, to share their knowledge and insights about how ancient and emerging ecological law and governance systems are working in the 21st century, and what more can be done to strengthen ecological governance, and respond to the escalating environmental crises, in the coming decades.

Australian Peoples’ Tribunal for Community and Nature’s Rights, 27 October 2018

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The Australian Peoples’ Tribunal for Community and Nature’s Rights is a unique forum for ecological and social justice in Australia. It has been created to enable people to share their concerns about the destruction of the environment, articulate their vision for ecological justice and law reform, and work collectively to develop their ideas for building an Earth centred society.

Evening Seminar, 16th March 2018, Katoomba – “Exploring Earth Laws”

Exploring Earth Laws: Rights of Nature, Natural Personhood and Innovative Local Laws to Protect the Environment Evening Seminar, Friday 16th March 2018, 6pm-7.30pm Katoomba Leura Community Centre, 81-83 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, Blue Mountains Join us for a fascinating evening of discussions, exploring different legal tools that can help us better protect the living world. Climate …

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Inspiring Earth Ethics Conference, 23-24 November 2017, Brisbane

Everyone’s invited to join us for a thought provoking two day conference in Brisbane, on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2017. This conference will bring together people from a range of fields – including environmental education, ethics, environmental psychology, indigenous knowledge systems, the arts, deep ecology, science, business and law – to address a …

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New Economy Conference, 1-3 September 2017, Brisbane

AELA is pleased to be working in partnership with more than 100 amazing organisations and individuals, who are working to build a ‘new’ economy that supports – rather than degrades – people and planet.  AELA sees this work as critical to challenging the fundamental causes of climate change and the ecological crisis, and building a …

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Exploring the Legal Status of Nature

Legal practitioners, academics, First Nations Peoples and environmental and animal protection activists and groups in Australia, are invited to join the Australian Centre for the Rights of Nature (ACRN) for a workshop, writing and symposium series during 2017 and 2018.  The project aims to explore innovative laws from around the world and legal approaches in Australia. …

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