ecologically sustainable development
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Authority, responsibility and process in Australian biodiversity policy” – Sarah Clement, Susan A Moore and Michael Lockwood; “The law and economics of feral extermination: Legal and economic answers to eradicating the cane toad” – Rhett Martin; “In the pipeline: How the Water NSW Act 2014 facilitates coal seam gas development in New South Wales” – Matthew Cole; ““(Re)investing in disaster”: The environmental and socio-economic consequences of deregulating the development of riparian and flood-prone lands in New South Wales” – Tristan Orgill; and “Restorative justice intervention in a planning law context: Is the “amber light” approach to merit determination restorative?” – Mark Hamilton.
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 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 for the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes articles on a range of interesting topics regarding environmental and planning law. These include ecologically sustainable development and the contributions made by Hon Justice Paul Stein AM, the role of governance in the regulation of invasive alien species, the WTO’s decision that US dolphin safe labelling regime contravenes the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, Queensland’s new Coastal Plan and associated legislative amendments, and the need to protect and promote offshore minerals exploration and mining.
The July 2011 issue of the Local Government Law Journal is the first for the new General Editors, John Mant and Mary-Lynne Taylor, and includes several interesting articles on a range of topics as well as a digest of cases. There are articles on water reform in Queensland, development assessment and approval processes in the ACT and the enforcement of environmental and planning laws in NSW, plus much more.