Environmental Law Australia

Major pieces of the Queensland environmental legal system

International Law

Biodiversity Convention 1992
CITES 1973
International Whaling Convention 1948
MARPOL 73/78
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992
Ramsar Convention 1971
UNCLOS 1982
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer 1985
World Heritage Convention 1972

Commonwealth Law

Commonwealth Constitution (especially s 51(xxix) (External Affairs))
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Cth)
Airports Act 1996 (Cth)
Energy Efficiency Act 2006 (Cth)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 (Cth)
Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Cth)
Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (Cth)
Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (Cth)
Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 (Cth)
Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth)
National Environment Protection Council Act 1994 (Cth)
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (Cth)
Offshore Minerals Act 1994 (Cth)
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Cth)
Ozone Protection Act 1989 (Cth)
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 (Cth)
Protection of Moveable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (Cth)
Quarantine Act 1908 (Cth)
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (Cth)
Sea Installations Act 1987 (Cth)
Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 (Cth)
Water Act 2007 (Cth)

Queensland Law

´┐╝Constitution Act 1867 (Qld), Constitutional Powers (State Waters) Act 1980, and Constitution of Queensland 2001 (Qld)
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)
Biodiscovery Act 2004 (Qld)
Biological Control Act 1987 (Qld)
Clean Energy Act 2008 (Qld)
Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (Qld)
Electricity Act 1994 (Qld)
Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld)
Fisheries Act 1994 (Qld)
Forestry Act 1959 (Qld)
Gene Technology Act 2001 (Qld)
Geothermal Energy Act Act 2010 (Qld)
Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 (Qld)
Land Act 1994 (Qld)
Land Protection (Pest & Stock Route Management) Act 2002 (Qld)
Local Government Act 1993 (Qld)
Marine Parks Act 2004 (Qld)
Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Qld)
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld)
Nuclear Facilities Prohibition Act 2007 (Qld)
Offshore Minerals Act 1998 (Qld)
Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld)
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (Qld)
Planning Act 2016 (Qld)
Plant Protection Act 1989 (Qld)
Public Health Act 2005 (Qld)
Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (Qld)
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 (Qld)
Soil Conservation Act 1986 (Qld)
State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld)
Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 (Qld)
Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 (Qld)
Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld)
Water Act 2000 (Qld)
Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection & Management Act 1993 (Qld)
The Common Law (including native title)

Updated from Chris McGrath, Synopsis of the Queensland Environmental Legal System (5th ed, Environmental Law Publishing, Brisbane, 2011). Current at 21 February 2011.