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Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, comments on the Abbott Government excluding Environmental Defenders Offices from its reversal of funding cuts to community legal centres:

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, comments on the Abbott Government excluding Environmental Defenders Offices from its reversal of funding cuts to community legal centres:
"The Abbott Government is adding insult to injury by leaving out EDO from its announcement about funding cut reversals.
"Grassroots community groups face a David and Goliath battle in trying to protect their land, water and climate from big coal and gas.
"With the Abbott Government taking the axe to environmental protections and sacking departmental staff, community enforcement of laws that protect the planet is all the more important.
"It's clear the Abbott Government wants to silence community groups who are standing up against big mining companies getting away with breaching environment law," Senator Waters said.
Senator Waters was a lawyer at the Qld EDO for nearly a decade before entering Parliament.

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