Drought, deaths and prayers. Won’t someone think of the Australian farmer.

This is an edited version of a presentation I gave to the Journal of Environmental Law ‘Environmental Law and Populism’ Workshop held at The University of Oxford in November 2019. Introduction My geographical focus today will be the Murray Darling Basin, a geography that encapsulates five sub national jurisdictions and is co-managed under referred legislative … Continue reading Drought, deaths and prayers. Won’t someone think of the Australian farmer.

Pipeline risk and regulation on the Australian urban-rural fringe. An invisible legal geography.

This is a copy of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association at Mexico City. Cite as: Brad Jessup, ‘Pipeline risk and regulation on the Australian urban-rural fringe. An invisible legal geography’ (Speech delivered at the International Meeting on Law and Society, Mexico City, 20 June 2017). … Continue reading Pipeline risk and regulation on the Australian urban-rural fringe. An invisible legal geography.

Endings and Fairness: The Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) and Queensland Nickel

Originally published at Opinions on High, the Melbourne Law School High Court blog. Australia’s first national laws to put a price on carbon were effective to their end; reportedly leading to reductions in Australia’s combined greenhouse gas emissions. In their absence it has been reported that increases in emissions have resumed. While our new Prime … Continue reading Endings and Fairness: The Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) and Queensland Nickel

From environmental citizenship to heritage citizenship? The Victorian Ombudsman, the Brookland Greens gas leak and the Windsor Hotel redevelopment

This an abridged version of a paper I delivered at The University of Melbourne, Australian Institute of Art History “International Conference to explore approaches to the preservation of urban built heritage, with a focus on Melbourne” in October 2014. —— The Victorian Environment Protection Authority’s embrace of the notion and principles of ‘environmental citizenship’ points … Continue reading From environmental citizenship to heritage citizenship? The Victorian Ombudsman, the Brookland Greens gas leak and the Windsor Hotel redevelopment