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.
By Susan Bright The following extracted paragraphs are from the Comment section published in the May 2012 issue of the Property Law Review.* CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES In most developed countries, the built environment is a significant contributor to carbon emissions. The commercial sector (non-residential, but including retail and industrial), accounts for something in the region of ...more
Dr Ted Christie outlines an alternative solution to dealing with water rights and protecting the Murray-Darling Basin river system.
The comments are based on an article published in The Queensland Lawyer in June 2011.
A comparative approach to Indigenous legal rights to freshwater: Key lessons for Australia from the United States, Canada and New Zealand
By Melanie Durette. This article compares Indigenous legal rights to water across four countries: the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and identifies gaps in how the legal system in Australia accounts for the range of interests that Indigenous people have in water – from customary through to commercial.
By Jacqueline Peel and Michael Power. This article analyses the key elements of Californian climate change law in order to highlight the ways in which other climate regulatory frameworks might be modified, or more imaginatively implemented, in order to improve their environmental effectiveness.
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