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
Here is a presentation I gave at the EDO/CREEL Environmental Justice Symposium: — I want to present two somewhat related thoughts to you today about why environmental justice matters. The first thought is: that environmental justice matters because the concept of ecological sustainable development has failed – ESD has become a catch-phrase, has always lacked … Continue reading Why environmental justice matters