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.
This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “A new fast lane or just a roadblock? Mitigating road transport GHG emissions under Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund” – Prafula Pearce and Vanessa Johnston; “Co-opting the precautionary principle: The Victoria Planning Provisions’ ‘one kilometre consent requirement’ for wind energy facilities” – Chiara Bryan; “Holding fracking operations to account for environmental contamination in risk-based regulatory regimes: Insights from the United States” – Tania Murray, Dr Edward Andre and Krishna Prasad; “The drafting and content of threatened species recovery plans: Contributing to their effectiveness” – Bruce Lindsay and James Trezise; “Proactive restorative justice: A set of principles for enhancing public participation” – Clara Wilson. This Part also includes Commentary: “Determining the adequacy of Aboriginal cultural heritage assessments: Amber lights and red lights” – Ballanda Sack, Andrew Beatty and Karina O’Callaghan.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Natural capital risk management: Regulating the main externalities of business” – Rhett Martin; “The World Heritage Convention: Compliance, public participation and the rights of Indigenous people” – Simon Marsden; “‘Restorative justice activity’ orders: Furthering restorative justice intervention in an environmental and planning law context?” – Mark Hamilton; “Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales: A battleground between urban consolidation and green amenity” – Luke McGregor and Andrew H Kelly. This Part also includes a book review: “Interpreting Environmental Offences: The Need For Certainty” by Emma Lees – reviewed by Dr Chris McGrath.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes six interesting articles on different aspects of environmental and planning law, including public participation in planning, site contamination requirements, river and riparian ecosystems, Australia’s water law and policy, environmental dispute resolution in Queensland and the kangaroo industry. Something for everyone!
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three fascinating articles on different aspects of criminal law. The first article is by Andreas Schloenhardt and Samantha Garbutt and outlines international requirements and explores Australia’s legislative approach to criminalising organ trafficking. The second article, by Mirko Bagaric and Theo Alexander, examines the empirical data on whether specific deterrence and rehabilitation are attainable, and consequently whether they should be retained or abolished as sentencing objectives. The final article comes from Emily Kerr and analyses the contemporary “crisis” of public confidence in Australian sentencing judges, and examines the potential for recent developments in sentencing law and policy to resolve the crisis.