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NELA's Environmental and Climate Change Law Library

NELA’s Environmental and Climate Change Law Library brings together high quality analysis of developments in environment and climate change law in articles law firms have prepared for their clients, and select articles commissioned from academics and consultants. We hope that the Library will become a comprehensive, practical and accessible resource overtime that offers a unique resource for lawyers and their clients in business, government and the community. To become a contributor, please Email us.

National NELA Conference a great success

The NELA national conference, held on 21 November 2014, attracted a large crowd to hear from a range of excellent speakers from the judiciary, legal profession, industry, consultants and academia.

WA NELA Seminar: Worlds Apart? A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Law in America and Australia

On 25 November 2014, almost 40 NELA members and others attended a breakfast seminar delivered by Patrick Pearlman, Principal Solicitor of EDO WA. The two legal systems both trace back to England and common law traditions, but have evolved in radically different directions.

Australian Environmental Law Digest – contributions invited

Contributions are invited for the February edition of the Australian Environmental Law Digest. Articles should be 1,500 – 2,000 words, and can be emailed to The deadline for articles for the next edition is 15 January 2015.

Australian Environmental Law Digest

The Australian Environmental Law Digest is a quarterly newsletter highlighting key recent articles in NELA’s online Environmental and Climate Change Law Library, with a few NELA extras. Its free and distributed widely through NELA’s partners, contributors and networks. So pass it on!

Last chance for 2014 NELA Essay Competition

The 2014 NELA Essay Competition is closing soon! Essays should be between 4,000 – 7,000 words in length and must be received by 12 December 2014.

The NELA Bulletin comes out on the first Thursday of the month

Go to Members Area for the latest NELA Bulletin and Publications for back copies. NELA seeks volunteers to contribute to the law and policy developments section for all States and Territories except NSW, and for the Commonwealth. Estimated commitment is 1–2 hrs/mth. Volunteers are named in the “Thanks to this month’s contributors” section; we can also include the name of your organization and a hyperlink to your organisation’s website. Please contact Bulletin editor by email.
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NELA Bulletin 

NELA's June 2015 Bulletin is out now - available to members from the Members Area. The general public can access back issues more than 6 months old here.

NELA has an active program in responding to calls for submissions to changes to environmental law across Australia.

2014 Essay Prize

‘Are we selling ourselves short?’ Deadline: 12 December 2014 Open to any student enrolled at an Australian tertiary institution as an undergraduate or postgraduate.