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.
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.
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