The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal include the following articles: “Distributive justice, ordinary rates and the categorisation of land for rating purposes in New South Wales: An update” – Guy J Dwyer; and “Retreat from retreat – the backward evolution of sea-level rise policy in Australia, and the implications for local government” – Justine Bell and Mark Baker-Jones. Also in this Part are the Digest of Cases and the Local Government & Planning Law Guide Cases.
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 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 May 2011 issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes articles on several interesting aspects of environmental law. There are articles on law reform for natural resource management, Australian responsibilities with the burgeoning marine bioprospecting industry, a legal assessment of the NSW coastal planning system and regulation of tree clearing as a means of meeting Kyoto targets.