Environmental Law in Australia, 11th edition

Authoritative and accessible coverage of principles, issues and regulation in Australian environmental law

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409357097
Release Date: February 07, 2023
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AUD$ 175.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409357103
Release Date: February 07, 2023
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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 eleventh edition has been fully revised and commentary, legislation and case law extensively updated throughout. The chapter structure has been refreshed for continuing relevance, and several chapters have been expanded, including those relating to climate change to cover impacted natural resources, waste to include principles of the circular economy and cultural heritage to include natural and European heritage.

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 author
• Analysis of current law and policy developments
• Equips readers with a clear understanding of the law to apply to problems in practice

Related Titles

• Gardner et al, Water Resources Law, 3rd ed, 2022
• Jessup, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Environmental Law, 2011
• Martin, Understanding Sustainability Law, 2018


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Table of contents

  1. Environmental Law: The Context

  2. Federal Governance and Environment Protection

  3. Ecologically Sustainable Development: The Template for Environmental Management

  4. Climate Change

  5. Development Control

  6. Environmental Impact Assessment

  7. Biodiversity

  8. Cultural Heritage and Natural Resources

  9. Pollution Control

  10. Waste Management and Contaminated Land

  11. Compliance and Enforcement: Remedies for Regulators

  12. Civil Action by Citizens

  13. Challenging Environmental Decision-Making