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.
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
What follows is a text of a presentation given to the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in New York, 26 February 2012. A subsequent, much briefer piece, set in the context of impending changes to NSW’s planning laws, was published by The Conversation. ————————– Introduction I want to speak to you about … Continue reading A regional waste facility or a local tip out of place? A nomospheric investigation of power and legal categorisation