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Environmental legal aid slashed when Australia needs it most
11 March 2014
When residents from the tiny town of Bulga won a three-year court battle to stop Rio Tinto expanding an open-cut coalmine beside them, it was hailed as a victory for David over Goliath. Yet the type of legal aid that helped those Hunter Valley residents last year may soon be much less widely available, writes Christine Trenorden (UCL Australia) in The Conversation.