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.
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
Here is a speech I gave at a public seminar hosted by Environmental Justice Australia on 8 July 2014 on the topic of air pollution and environmental injustice. —– The focus of this evening’s seminar is the recently published ‘Clearing the Air’ report into air pollution by our hosts, Environmental Justice Australia. However, I want … Continue reading Clearing the Air: Australia, environmental justice and ‘toxic’ pollution
This post was first published on Opinions on High on 6 August 2013 as ‘News: Waiting for the mining tax case and forgetting about any carbon price case’ —– Tomorrow we will learn of the High Court’s decision on the challenge by Fortescue Metals and others to the Commonwealth’s mining tax legislation – the Minerals … Continue reading The constitutional fate of the Clean Energy Act