This Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Urgent Need to Use and Reform Critical Habitat Listing in Australian Legislation in Response to the Extensive 2019–2020 Bushfires” – James A Fitzsimons; “A Case Study of Incentive Regulation in Electricity Transmission Networks for the Uptake of Renewable Energy: Build It and They Will Come” – Simon Anderson; “”If We Don’t Mine Coal, Someone Else Will”: Debunking the “Market Substitution Assumption” in Queensland Climate Change Litigation” – Justine Bell-James and Briana Collins; “Environmental Class Actions in Australia: A Coming Storm?” – Corey Byrne; “Climate-induced Displacement: Protection under the Current International Legal Frameworks” – Ishrat Jahan; “Reconsidering the Species-specific Approach: Insects and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act” – Sophie Lloyd; “Muddied Waters: Revealing Methodological Confusion in Australia’s Environmental Impact Assessment Process” – Maya Suzuki; and “Essay Topic: A New Era for a Higher Level of Public Participation in the Administration of Environmental Law and Justice in the People’s Republic of China” – Xu (John) Zhang. This issue also includes an Editorial: “Why Australia (Desperately) Needs a New National Sustainability Strategy” – Dr Gerry Bates.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Ecologically Sustainable Development and the Great Barrier Reef – A Delicate Balance of Interests” – Justine Bell-James and Craig Forrest; “GreenPower and Renewable Energy: Consumer Protection, Trade Practices and Energy Market Regulation in Australia” – David Leary; “Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Part V: Regulation of Private Plantation Forestry in Victoria: A Case Study of Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd” – Dr Rhett Martin; “Wild Horses and the Limitations of Commonwealth Environmental Decision-Making” – Alice Menyhart; “The Japanese ‘Special Declaration’: Threat to the Rule of International Law in the Antarctic?” – Sandy Milne; and “Tensions in the Tarkine: Four-Wheel-Drive Tracks and the Federal Court Judgments” – Sarah Norgrove.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Engagement: Australia’s weak link in biodiversity protection” – Paul Martin, Elodie Le Gal and Miriam Verbeek; “Compliance with statutory directives and the negligence liability of public authorities: Climate change and coastal development” – Justine Bell-James and Anna Huggins; “Adapting to a sustainable energy future: Part 1 – The localisation of sustainable energy generation under the New South Wales planning law regime” – Hon Justice Brian J Preston SC and Tristan Orgill; “Community Engagement Charters: South Australia’s proposal to change the approach to community involvement in land-use planning” – Paul Leadbeter; “China’s market-based environmental reforms: From inception to international co-operation and integration” – Benny Hu and Richard Simmons. This Part also includes a book review: “Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo” edited by J Glazewski and S Esterhuyse – reviewed by Tariro Mutongwizo and Cameron Holley.
This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Secrets of local heritage places: An assessment of the integrity of the NSW ‘heritage conservation area’ legal regime” – Tristan Orgill; “Coastal defence structures – legal risks and legal opportunities” – Justine Bell-James; Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases; and a Digest of cases.