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!
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