The latest Part of EPLJ publishes the following articles: “Is the fox still guarding the henhouse? Mining and environmental protection in South Australia” – Paul Leadbeter and Dr Alexandra Wawryk; “Deliberative participation, environmental law and collaborative governance: Insights from surface and groundwater studies” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “The silence of the plan: Will the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Ramsar Convention be implemented in the Murray-Darling Basin?” – Emma Carmody; and “Culpability versus liability: Is the polluter ultimately liable for cleaning up groundwater contamination in Victoria?” – Mia Louise Livingstone.
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.
By Kristy Richardson and John Compton. This article examines s 281 of the Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Qld) and the way that section has been interpreted in the context of assessing compensation for landowners affected by the grant of a mining lease over their land.