Environment & 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 contact us at review@nela.org.au
 

Biodiversity (inc Threatened Species)

 
Fundamental Principles for Best Practice Biodiversity Offsets (EDO NSW September 2014)

Japanese whaling (Gogarty, October 2015)
 

Climate Change


Carbon price gone: implications for pricing (Norton Rose Fulbright, July 2014)

A Short History of Climate Change Policy in Australia (Herbert Smith Freehills, August 2014)

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Bill - A mechanism to respond to climate change (Maddocks, September 2014)

Federal government takes next step on energy policy (Allens, September 2014)

Safeguard mechanism for the Emissions Reduction Fund out for public consultation (Norton Rose Fulbright, March 2015)

A big step towards certainty about climate change risk for Queensland councils and developers (Dibbs Barker, July 2015)

Cautious optimism at emissions reduction summit (Cornwall, May 2015) 

King & Wood Mallesons - Climate Change Liability (Wheeler, September 2015)

Are "net benefit" and scope 3 emissions relevant in Land Court objections hearings? (Clayton Utz, September 2015)

Case update: Alpha coal judicial review (EDO Queensland, September 2015)
 

Coastal Management

 

Environmental Assessments


Critical Assessment of One-Stop Shop (Dr Chris McGrath, July 2014)

One-Stop Shop for EDO NT (EDO NT, June 2014)

Better Protection or Pure Politics? Evaluating the Water Trigger under the EPBC Act (Isabelle Whitehead)

Changes to the EPBC Act: Not what they first seem (Spark Helmore, May 2014)

Judicial Review and ESD Principles (Christine Trenorden, November 2014)

International Law Protecting the Great Barrier Reef (Greg McIntyre SC, November 2014)

Changing Face of Environmental Litigation Environmental Litigation (EDO Qld, November 2014)

Litigation That Holds Government to Account (Dr Peter Cashman, November 2014)

Emerging Approaches to Managing Biodiversity in NSW (Terry Bailey, November 2014)

Public participation, transparency and accountability – Essential ingredients of good decision making (Adrian Finanzio, March 2015)

Evaluating the EPA's performance (Newman, June 2015)

National Review of Environmental Regulation (Ulz, May 2015)

The Circular Economy Revolution (Waites, May 2015)

Validity of Conditions and Grounds for Appeal (McNab Goyder, June 2015)

Japanese whaling (Gogarty, October 2015)
 

Forestry and Agriculture

 

Heritage

 
CHMPs and significant ground disturbance: the challenges continue (Wong, October 2015)
 

Mining and Exploration


Mining Coup in Queensland removes public objection rights (Dr Chris McGrath, September 2014)

McArthur River mine: the making of an environmental catastrophe (Anthony Young, January 2015)

Are "net benefit" and scope 3 emissions relevant in Land Court objections hearings? (Clayton Utz, September 2015)
 

Offsets 


Fundamental Principles for Best Practice Biodiversity Offsets (EDO NSW September 2014)

ACT Draft Environmental Offsets Policy (EDO ACT, July 2014)

New Offsets Regime for QLD (Norton Rose Fulbright, June 2014)
 

Planning and Development

           
Water in Victorian Planning (Kellehers, July 2014)

Significant Social Effects - Lessons from Victoria (Kellehers, July 2014)

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Bill - A mechanism to respond to climate change (Maddocks, September 2014)

Mining Coup in Queensland removes public objection rights (Dr Chris McGrath, September 2014)

Victorian Auditor-General's Report "Managing Landfills" - Implications for Councils and the EPA (Maddocks, September 2014)

South Australian Planning  Review: recommendations for  law reform drawing closer

Planning for Bushfire: Risk Management Policy Framework (Norton Rose Fulbright, October 2014)

Striving for more effective national environment laws (Glen Klatovsky, March 2015)

Tale of Two States (Judge Parry, September 2015)

 

Water Management

 

Case Notes


Linc Energy v Chief Executive Administering the EPA (Herbert Smith Freehills, September 2014)

South Australia Continuing to Make Room for Wind Farms: Tru Energy Renewable Developments Pty Ltd V Regional Council of Goyder & Ors (Claudia Mollina, March 2015)

One Solution Group Pty Ltd v Watts Green Pty Ltd (Gialamas, April 2015)

CHMPs and significant ground disturbance: the challenges continue (Wong, October 2015)

Case update: Alpha coal judicial review (EDO Queensland, September 2015)
 

Energy and Resources


Federal government takes next step on energy policy (Allens, September 2014)

The Role of Regulation in Australia's Future Energy Mix (Finlaysons, October 2014)

The road toward sustainable energy in Western Australia: what legal and policy settings could make the South West Interconnected System renewable? (Sean Helbig, December 2014)