Environmental Law Australia

Strategic climate litigation opportunities: a Pacific case study

A workshop on strategic climate litigation opportunities focusing on the Pacific.

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Waratah Coal v Youth Verdict (Galilee Coal Project)

A landmark decision rejecting a major coal mine in Queensland based on human rights, climate change and other grounds.

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Sharma v Minister for the Environment

A stunning, novel and groundbreaking decision on the duty of care for climate change in Australia with enormous implications for future climate litigation.

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Can litigation stop the climate emergency?

This is a recording of a panel discussion hosted by Monash University, Australia, on 24 November 2020.

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International environmental regulation

A course on international environmental regulation with a series of 12 lectures on the major international environmental treaties since 1945.

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Environmental regulation in Queensland, Australia

A course on environmental regulation in Queensland, Australia, with a series of 13 lectures delivered in 2020.

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Practical guidance on writing conditions

A seminar providing practical guidance for environmental professionals on writing and interpreting conditions of approval in Queensland.

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Identifying climate litigation opportunities

A seminar examining 10 key issues for identifying climate litigation opportunities using a case study of how customary landowners in Papua New Guinea can sue Australia’s largest climate polluter, Loy Yang A Power Station in Victoria.

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A guide through the maze of planning law in Queensland

A workshop for effectively engaging with the Queensland planning system.

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Paris Agreement paradox: if we succeed, we fail

The Paris Agreement goals are a paradox: if we succeed in achieving them, we fail to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Gloucester Resources (“Rocky Hill”) case

A groundbreaking, inspiring case against the climate impacts of a coal mine.

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Use whatever imperfect tools you have to fight for solutions

Keynote speech to the AAEE Conference 2018.

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Top 5 landmark environmental legal cases in Australia

The “Top 5 landmark environmental legal cases in Australia” listed by the Australian Geographic on 16 July 2018.

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Building personal resilience for research on climate change

Five strategies for building personal resilience for research on climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Chain of responsibility laws

A conference presentation on Queensland’s chain of responsibility laws for environmental harm.

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Making sense of the Adani coal mine approval

A seminar examining five fundamental failures in the approval of the Carmichael Coal Mine in Queensland, Australia.

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Introduction to environmental law in Queensland

A short introduction to conceptualising environmental law and statutory interpretation in Queensland.

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Coastal management & fisheries laws in Queensland

Coastal management & fisheries laws in Queensland

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Nature Laws that Work

A seminar for The Wilderness Society (TWS) on the need for new national environmental laws in Australia.

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EPBC Act lecture 2015

A lecture on Australia’s main national environmental law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).

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Carmichael Coal (“Adani”) Mine cases in the Federal Court

Litigation in the Federal Court of Australia against one of the largest coal mines in the world.

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Springbrook groundwater case

A current appeal in the P&E Court against refusal of an application for commercial water extraction in the midst of World Heritage areas on the Springbrook plateau in SE Queensland.

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“Champagne flutes” appeal

A very significant appeal for planning law in Queensland which emphasises the importance of development complying with the planning scheme.

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Alpha Coal Mine Case

A landmark challenge by local graziers and conservation groups against a large coal mine in central Queensland showing the importance of public objection rights.

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Kevin’s Corner Coal Mine Case

Litigation in the Land Court of Queensland over the groundwater and economic impacts of a large coal mine.

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Carmichael Coal (“Adani”) Mine Cases in Queensland courts

Major court disputes in the Land Court and Supreme Court of Queensland involving one of the world’s largest proposed coal mines.

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New Acland Coal Mine Case

An enormous, hard-fought community battle to protect farmland from a major coal mine in Queensland.

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Maryfield Station clearing case in the NT Supreme Court

Landmark climate litigation in the NT Supreme Court over land clearing on a pastoral property, Maryfield Station.

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Shark drumline case

A case stopping the use of drumlines to kill sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.

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