Murray-Darling Basin Plan
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes articles on the relationship between international law and the Water Act 2007 (Cth) and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; the role that the High Court has played in resolving disputes regarding the Murray River; the significance of ICM Agriculture Pty Ltd v Commonwealth in the evolution of s 51(xxxi) of the Australian Constitution; the efficacy of legislation intended to prioritise the environment; and the legal framework for water trading in the Murray-Darling Basin.
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.
The June 2011 issue of The Queensland Lawyer is full of interesting articles and sections on a range of topics relevant to the law in Queensland. These include the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the Criminal Organisation Act 2009, contracting and proportionate liability and elder financial abuse, plus much more.
By Paul Kildea and George Williams* This comment was published in the Public Law Review at (2011) 22 PLR 9. The Water Act 2007 (Cth) is the most extensive Commonwealth intervention into water resource management in Australia since Federation. The Act brought the Murray-Darling Basin1 under Commonwealth management in order to remedy a longstanding over-allocation ...more
The March 2011 issue of Public Law Review contains comments and articles on outsourcing, the Murray-Darling Basis Plan, the Momcilovic Court and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights, and the role of the Governor-General in forming government in a hung Parliament.