coal seam gas
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Is access to justice a right or a service?” – Steven Rares; “Some judicial fallacies concerning entire agreement clauses” – I M Jackman; and “The ex ante approach to assessing materiality: To what extent are subsequent price movements relevant?” – Andrew Eastwood. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Conveyancing and Property; Around the Nation: Tasmania; Personalia; Around the Nation: Northern Territory, Corporations and Securities; Environmental Law; Recent Cases; and a Book Review: “Principles of Taxation Law 2015” by Kerrie Sadiq.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer includes the following articles: “Enduring powers of attorney: An effective advanced planning tool or an avenue for financial abuse” – Tsharna Stewart; “Queensland’s single expert UCPR provisions: Dead-letter law or underutilised opportunity?” – Keith W Wylie; and “Coal seam gas development, environmental legislation and power: Towards a pathway for conflict resolution and environmental justice” – Dr Edward Christie. Also included in this Part are several section notes, such as Industrial Law, Criminal Law, Tort Law, Book Reviews, Reports and much more.
Perceptions of potential adverse environmental impacts from CSG developments in Australia have triggered off public controversy and debate. The government is now confronted with a political firestorm created by polarised scientific and public opinion over the CSG industry.
Resolving the conflict over CSG-related issues presents a dilemma for the government on how it is to be best achieved.
The second Part of Volume 29 of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal presents six articles on different issues surrounding coal seam gas. Rosemary Lyster looks at CSG in the context of global energy and climate change scenarios; Laura Letts considers the amendments to the Qld Water Act in the context of CSG production; Katherine Owens focuses on Strategic Regional Land Use Plans; Tim Poisel makes the case for better strategic planning and regulation for CSG exploration and production in NSW; Alan Randall looks toward a risk management framework for CSG; and Dr Nicola Swayne analyses the current regulatory approaches to CSG projects in Qld. Not to be missed!