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 last Part of the EPLJ for 2014 includes the following articles: “Filling the gaps: Recognition of environmental protection as a charitable purpose” – Rebecca Claire Byrnes; “The course of statutory planning system reform and fast-tracking development” – Peter Williams; “Protective costs orders in Australia: Increasing access to courts by capping costs” – The Honourable Justice Nicola Pain; and “After the storm: The Whaling in the Antarctic Case and the Australian Whale Sanctuary” – Tim Stephens.
The latest Part of EPLJ includes the following articles: “Compliance with Indigenous cultural heritage legislation in Queensland: Perceptions, realities and prospects” – Michael J Rowland, Sean Ulm and Jill Reid; “Restorative justice intervention in an Aboriginal cultural heritage protection context: Conspicuous absences?” – Mark Hamilton; “Carbon pricing and renewable energy innovation: A comparison of Australian, British and Canadian carbon pricing policies” – Karen Bubna-Litic and Natalie Stoianoff; “Implementing legislative and governance frameworks for integrated catchment management: The gap between theory and practice” – Kate Matthews; and “The future of Land and Environment Court oversight of major project offsets” – Vanessa Walsh.
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The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Theory to practice: Adaptive management of the groundwater impacts of Australian mining projects” – Jessica Lee; “The precautionary principle, the coast and Temwood Holdings – Hon Justice Stephen Estcourt; ” “Marginal improvements in the West”: New approaches to managing complex environmental and planning cases in the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia” – Peter McNab; and “Science hubris and insufficient legal safeguards” – Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “The rule of law, the public interest and the management of natural resources in Australia” – Douglas E Fisher; “One stop shop for environmental approvals a messy backward step for Australia” – Dr Chris McGrath; “Australian World Heritage in danger” – Simon Marsden; “Protecting third party rights of appeal, protecting the environment: A Tasmanian case study” – Madeleine Figg; “The e-waste dilemma: Are international measures and product stewardship schemes a solution?” – Zada Lipman and Matthew Ind; and “2030 vision: An analysis of proposed structural reforms of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme” – Joshua Prentice.
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.