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Environmental Law in Australia, 10th edition

Environmental Law in Australia, 10th edition

Bates, G, 2019

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Book 9780409349115 $156.00
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Environmental Law in Australia is an authoritative and accessible coverage of principles, issues and regulation in Australian environmental law


Format: Paperback


Environmental Law in Australia - provides a clear and accessible discussion of the fundamental principles underpinning all environmental initiatives. The author explains how the involvement of the law adds value to the design and implementation of environmental policy, providing an impartial process for resolving conflicts about breaches of the law and environmental decision-making.

The tenth edition has been fully revised and extensively updated for currency and relevance. A new chapter has been added on Aboriginal cultural heritage places and other chapters have been extensively rewritten or reworked to provide succinct authoritative coverage of key principles and issues. For the first time, several environmental law specialists have contributed to the publication to bring additional expert perspectives to the new edition.

The book is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of law, environmental science, environmental management and the environmental economics disciplines. It enables readers to approach any environmental law, in any Australian jurisdiction, with a clear understanding of how it is intended to work and how it will be interpreted. It is also a valuable resource for lawyers, non-government organisations, public servants, corporate officers and other practitioners.



• Comprehensive discussion of fundamental principles of environmental law
• Authoritative, experienced authors
• Equips readers with a clear understanding of the law to apply to problems in practice
• Reliable analysis of law and policy developments


Related Titles

Gardner et al, Water Resources Law, 2nd ed, 2018
Jessup, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Environmental Law, 2011
Martin, Understanding Sustainability Law, 2018


Dr Gerry Bates is a leading specialist in environmental law and policy, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney. He teaches at the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. He is a former board member of the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, and former Director of Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises, a regional landfill and waste recovery centre on Sydney’s northern beaches. Dr Bates has published extensively in the area and is editor-in-chief of the Environment and Planning Law Journal.

Table of Contents

Ch 1: Australian Environmental Law: History, Context and Purpose
Ch 2: International Environmental Law
Ch.3: Federal Governance and Environment Protection
      Part A: The Australian Constitution
      Part B: The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
Ch.4: Ecologically Sustainable Development: The Template for Environmental Management
Ch.5: Land Use Planning
      Part A: Strategic Planning
      Part B: Development Control
      Part C: Environmental Impact Assessment
Ch.6: Protecting Biodiversity
      Part A: Protected Areas
      Part B: Native Vegetation
      Part C: Native and Threatened Wildlife
Ch.7: Management of Natural Resources
Ch.8: Indigenous Cultural Heritage
Ch.9: Pollution and Waste
      Part A: Controlling Pollution
      Part B: Managing Waste
      Part C: Dealing with Contaminated Sites
Ch.10: Climate Change
Ch.11: Enforcement of Environmental Laws: Remedies for Regulators
Ch.12: Enforcement of Environmental Laws: Citizen Enforcement
Ch.13: Challenging Environmental Decision-making

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