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 Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal focuses on Rethinking Australian Water Law and Governance, with an Introduction by Guest Editor, Associate Professor Cameron Holley, and Darren Sinclair. This Part features the following articles: “National Water Initiative styled water entitlements as property: Legal and practical perspectives” – Janice Gray and Louise Lee; “Governing water markets: Achievements, limitations and the need for regulatory reform” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “Public participation, litigation and adjudicative procedure in water resources management” – Bruce Lindsay; “Reimagining water buybacks in Australia: Non-governmental organisations, complementary initiatives and private capital” – Katherine Owens; “Broadening regulatory concepts and responses to cumulative impacts: Considering the trajectory and future of groundwater law and policy” – Rebecca Nelson; “Water law reform in the face of climate change: Learning from drought in Australia and the western United States” – Barbara Cosens; “Creating the next generation of water governance” – Paul Martin;and “Australia, wet or dry, north or south: Addressing environmental impacts and the exclusion of Aboriginal peoples in northern water development” – Lily O’Neill, Lee Godden, Elizabeth Macpherson and Erin O’Donnell.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Theory to practice: Adaptive management of the groundwater impacts of Australian mining projects” – Jessica Lee; “The precautionary principle, the coast and Temwood Holdings – Hon Justice Stephen Estcourt; ” “Marginal improvements in the West”: New approaches to managing complex environmental and planning cases in the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia” – Peter McNab; and “Science hubris and insufficient legal safeguards” – Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams.
The latest Part of EPLJ includes the following: “Transferable lessons for climate change adaptation planning? Managing bushfire and coastal climate hazards in Australia” – Anita Foerster, Andrew Macintosh and Jan McDonald; “Adaptive reuse of heritage buildings – do current planning and heritage controls support the concept?” – Paul Leadbeter; “The role of export credit agencies in environmental management: International benchmarks in ECA financing” – Susan Shearing; “Environmental property rights in Australia: Constructing a new Tower of Babel” – Paul Martin, Amanda Kennedy, John Page and Jacqueline Williams; and “Native title – a right to burn and fire the land? Savanna burning and the Carbon Farming Initiative in northern Australia” – Michael O’Donnell.
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.