Environmental and Planning Law Journal (EPLJ)
Cutting edge critique in environmental law and policy
About the Journal
The Environmental and Planning Law Journal is the recognised vehicle in Australia for the publication of high quality, in-depth reviews of all aspects of environmental law and policy.
The Journal specialises in cutting edge analysis, providing well-researched articles that cover significant developments across the environmental spectrum, including climate change and the impact on corporate law.
Coverage also includes integrated natural resources management; the ramifications of planning decisions; energy development; impacts on biodiversity; sustainability strategies; corporate liability and law enforcement; and environmental assessment.
The Environmental and Planning Law Journal provides a forum for discussing these and other issues in light of the impact of regulation, policy, development of economic instruments, administration and reform.
Dr Gerry Bates is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law at The University of Sydney.
Energy and Water – Professor Rosemary Lyster
Federal Affairs – Dr Chris McGrath
Fisheries – Associate Professor Warwick Gullett
Globalisation and ESD – Professor Jan McDonald
International Issues – Dr Rachel Baird
New South Wales and Pollution – Professor Zada Lipman
Queensland – Professor Douglas Fisher
Regulation and Business – Professor Neil Gunningham
Western Australia – Associate Professor Alex Gardner
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The latest Part of EPLJ includes the following articles: “Between a rock and a hard place: Legislative shortcomings hindering Aboriginal cultural heritage protection” – Alison Packham; “Regulating for groundwater-use efficiency: A toolbox approach based on the experiences of three disparate jurisdictions” – Madeleine Hartley; “Adaptation strategies for biodiversity conservation: Has Australian law got what it takes?” – Phillipa McCormack and Jan McDonald; and “Seeking balance: The promise and reality of biodiversity offsetting” – Peta Norris.
The first part of Volume 31 of the EPLJ includes the following articles: “How do environmental conservation laws interact with environmental aspects of water laws?” – Michael Bennett and Alex Gardner; “Biodiversity offsets: Practice and promise” – Martin Fallding; “Legal frameworks for unique ecosystems – how can the EPBC Act offsets policy address the impact of development on seagrass?” – Justine Bell, Megan I Saunders, Catherine E Lovelock and Hugh P Possingham; “Participation from the deep freeze: “Chilling” by SLAPP suits” – Judith A Preston; and “The disappearance of ecologically sustainable development within Australia’s mining law framework” – Stephanie Venuti.
The latest Part of EPLJ includes the following: “Transferable lessons for climate change adaptation planning? Managing bushfire and coastal climate hazards in Australia” – Anita Foerster, Andrew Macintosh and Jan McDonald; “Adaptive reuse of heritage buildings – do current planning and heritage controls support the concept?” – Paul Leadbeter; “The role of export credit agencies in environmental management: International benchmarks in ECA financing” – Susan Shearing; “Environmental property rights in Australia: Constructing a new Tower of Babel” – Paul Martin, Amanda Kennedy, John Page and Jacqueline Williams; and “Native title – a right to burn and fire the land? Savanna burning and the Carbon Farming Initiative in northern Australia” – Michael O’Donnell.
The September 2013 edition of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes several interesting articles on different aspects of environmental law. The topics canvassed include the limits and opportunities of law in conserving biodiversity, the rise and fall of Australia’s coastal climate change law, carbon sequestration rights in Australia, strategic environmental assessment in Australian land-use planning, the Carbon Farming Initiative and “risk-based regulation” in environmental governance. There is also a case note on conventionalising climate change by decree.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Regulating for sustainable electricity market outcomes in Britain: Asking the law question” – Aileen McHarg; “The role of litigation in multilevel climate change governance: Possibilities for a lower carbon future?” – Hari M Osofsky and Jacqueline Peel; “Environmental dispute resolution – lessons from the States” – Judge Michael Rackemann; “Design elements of emissions trading regulation in China’s pilot programs: Regulatory challenges and prospects” – Hao Zhang; and “Trading carbon the kiwi way” – Karen Price and Jessie Duffın.
Journal of Law and Medicine (JLM) From whistle-blowing to immunisation, genetic testing and professional legal responsibility, Issue 1 of Volume 21 will cover a broad range of topics at the interface of law and medicine. Articles include: “Is whistle-blowing now mandatory? The impact of mandatory reporting laws on trust relationships in health care” by Jayne Hewitt “Jabs ...more
The latest Part of EPLJ includes the following articles: “Moving from consideration to application: The uptake of principles of ecologically sustainable development in environmental decision-making in New South Wales” – Guy J Dwyer and Mark P Taylor; “Getting the balance right: A renewed need for the public interest test in addressing coastal climate change and sea level rise” – Tayanah O’Donnell and Louise Gates; “Energy efficiency or energy wasted? The record of Australian and Swedish law to improve energy efficiency in the buildings sector” – Joshua Prentice; “Evaluating the effectiveness of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth): 2008-2012″ – Susan Tridgell; and “Wild law in Australia: Practice and possibilities” – Claire Williams.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes six interesting articles on different aspects of environmental and planning law, including public participation in planning, site contamination requirements, river and riparian ecosystems, Australia’s water law and policy, environmental dispute resolution in Queensland and the kangaroo industry. Something for everyone!
The latest Part of EPLJ publishes the following articles: “Is the fox still guarding the henhouse? Mining and environmental protection in South Australia” – Paul Leadbeter and Dr Alexandra Wawryk; “Deliberative participation, environmental law and collaborative governance: Insights from surface and groundwater studies” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “The silence of the plan: Will the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention be implemented in the Murray-Darling Basin?” – Emma Carmody; and “Culpability versus liability: Is the polluter ultimately liable for cleaning up groundwater contamination in Victoria?” – Mia Louise Livingstone.
The latest Part of EPLJ includes articles on the key principles and concepts of the Carbon Farming Initiative, the consistency of Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill with the WTO Agreement, climate change and shareholder activism in Australia, New South Wales’ renewable energy planning law changes and standalone Aboriginal heritage legislation in New South Wales.