Environmental Justice Australia have an exciting position for a Lawyer (2+ years) to help develop and implement EJA’s program to support First Nations communities in Victoria to care for Country. You will work closely with First Nations individuals, organisations and communities to understand their legal needs and develop strategies to overcome the legal barriers that stop First Nations peoples from exercising their caring for Country rights and obligations.
Issues you will work on may include water management and cultural flows, cultural burning, forest protection, and management and marine protection. You will work within the Justice team alongside the Senior Lawyer in the First Nations program to deliver the project. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lawyers are particularly encouraged to apply.
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