NELA Events

NELA National Conference : Friday 4 August 2017 : Brisbane

Addressing Past Harm, Managing Future Risks

This year’s conference brings together a range of experts to discuss the state of Australia’s environment, how various States are addressing past impacts, and innovative mechanisms being explored to avoid future harm. Examining mining rehabilitation, groundwater management, climate risk disclosure, sustainable business practices and much more, this is an event not to be missed.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Bill Jackson, lead author of Australia’s State of the Environment Report 2016 – State of Australia’s Environment:  How Are We Travelling?
  • Hon Fleur Kingham, president of the Land Court of Queensland – Role of the Land Court
  • Saul Holt QCEnvironmental and economic evidence in climate litigation
  • Greg McIntyre SC 25 years since Mabo
  • Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison - Climate Change: Why are the Corporate Lawyers Getting Involved?
  • Prof Ben Richardson, UTAS – Greening Business Laws:  Constraints and Opportunities
  • Dr Phillipa England, Griffith University  - Planning, preparing and recovering from floods in Qld:  Have We Improved Our Game?
  • Matthew Austin, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons – Queensland’s Mining Rehabilitation Policy
  • Julia O’Connor – Perspectives on the Chain of Responsibility Act
  • Revel Pointon, EDO Qld – Reef 2050:  Is it Working?
  • Nick Testro, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons – Native Title negotiations in carbon farming projects
  • Michael Berkman, EDO Qld – Understanding and managing mining impacts on groundwater dependent ecosystems

The full programme will be available soon.


Registration Fees

Early bird registrations available until 30 June 2017  

Places are strictly limited, so register now!

 Registration (incl GST)  Early Bird   Standard
 NELA members  $300  $380
 Non - members  $420  $500
 EDO / NGO/ QELA  $350  $400
 Students (full time non-members)  $100  $150