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.
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
Would you classify a landfill for a rural city in New South Wales as state or regionally significant? Should it get a smoother ride through the planning system than other kinds and scales of development? Should it be immunised from local laws which discourage developments with adverse impacts? Later this month we will find out … Continue reading Rubbish to Molong: NSW Planning’s repressive approach to projects of significance
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