This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Canary in the coal mine: Why the approval conditions for the Carmichael Mine reveal the need to amend the EPBC Act to incorporate adaptive management principles” – Christian Slattery; “Reforms required to the Australian tax system to improve biodiversity conservation on private land” – Fiona Smith, Kate Smillie, James Fitzsimons, Bruce Lindsay, Gary Wells, Victoria Marles, Jane Hutchinson, Ben O’Hara, Tom Perrigo and Ian Atkinson; “Threatened species, endangered justice: How additional maximum penalties for harming threatened species have failed in practice” – Andrew Burke; “The duty to report pollution incidents and regulator image in New South Wales pollution law” – Sarah Wright; “Restorative justice intervention in an environmental and planning law context: Applicability to civil enforcement proceedings” – Mark Hamilton; “Tuna ranching and Australia’s obligations for the conservation and sustainable use of Southern Bluefin Tuna” – Katharine Huxley.
The first Part of Volume 18 of LGLJ includes two interesting articles. The first comes from Sarah Withnall Howe and examines the 2011 review of the Western Australian Local Government Standards Panel. The second is by Zada Lipman and Melissa Farrugia and discusses obligation to report and disclose information about particular activities that cause or threaten pollution. There is also a Digest of Cases and the Local Government and Planning Law Guide Cases section, including “Supreme Court and Equivalent Decisions” and “Merits Appeals”.