The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes an article by Richard M Fisher about controversial changes to the purpose of local government in New Zealand and an article by Tim Poisel about the effectiveness of the criminal prosecutions under pollution legislation in NSW. There is also a Digest of Cases and the Local Government & Planning Law Guide Cases: “Supreme Court and Equivalent Decisions” and “Merits Appeals”.
The second Part of Volume 29 of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal presents six articles on different issues surrounding coal seam gas. Rosemary Lyster looks at CSG in the context of global energy and climate change scenarios; Laura Letts considers the amendments to the Qld Water Act in the context of CSG production; Katherine Owens focuses on Strategic Regional Land Use Plans; Tim Poisel makes the case for better strategic planning and regulation for CSG exploration and production in NSW; Alan Randall looks toward a risk management framework for CSG; and Dr Nicola Swayne analyses the current regulatory approaches to CSG projects in Qld. Not to be missed!