Webinar and conference recordings

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NELA(WA) 2021 State Conference: Session 4 – Aboriginal heritage reforms and closing

December 3, 2021

Session 4 of the NELA(WA) State Conference featured: Dr Lauren Butterly (Special Counsel, Environmental Defenders Office) who spoke about the era of Aboriginal heritage reform – reflections across state law reform and the Commonwealth Juukan Gorge Inquiry; Emma Garlett (Academic, Curtin Law School) who discussed Aboriginal heritage and Traditional Owner rights to water; and Professor…

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NELA(WA) 2021 State Conference: Session 3 – State and Commonwealth Law Reforms

December 3, 2021

Session 3 of the NELA(WA) State Conference featured: Robyn Glindemann (Director Lantegy Legal) who discussed the Samuel review of the EPBC Act – the status and implementation of recommendation; Lee McIntosh (Deputy Chair Environmental Protection Authority) who provided and overview of the reform of the EP Act (Part IV) – the EPA’s response; and  Andrew…

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NELA(WA) 2021 State Conference: Session 2 – Carbon Markets

December 3, 2021

Session 2 of the NELA(WA) State Conference featured the following speakers: Raphael Wood (Managing Director Market Advisory Group) who provided a ‘Carbon markets 101’; Elisa de Wit (Partner Norton Rose Fulbright Australia) who discussed Carbon markets regulation and participation from a legal perspective; and Sally Wilkinson (CEO South West Catchments Council) who spoke about the…

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NELA(WA) 2021 State Conference: Opening and Session 1 Developments in Climate Action

December 3, 2021

Session 1 opened with a keynote presentation by Ken Berlin (President and CEO The Climate Reality Project). Other speakers included: Alex Gardner (University of Western Australia) who spoke about the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions; and Senior Member Stephen Willey (State Administrative Tribunal) who discussed climate change considerations in planning law. Watch this session here.…

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Brian Walters AM QC presents to NELA’s 2021 AGM on ‘Environmental Values and the Rule of Law’

October 13, 2021

Brian Walters AM QC observed that important environmental protection values are enshrined in statutes, regulations, codes of practice and other instruments at all levels of government in Australia. But a law without a practical remedy fails to serve its purpose. Laws which are only sporadically or unevenly enforced undermine not only the environment, but also…

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NELA National Conference recording: ‘Pandemics and national environmental law reform’ (session 4 )

October 10, 2021

This fourth and final session of NELA’s National Conference 2021 has NELA Director and Chair: Dr Katie Woolaston in discussion with eminent panelists: – Dr Michelle Baker, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness – Elyse Herrald-Woods, Director of the Environmental Biosecurity Office in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and…

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Webinar recording: A Comparative Study: Independent Planning Bodies in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania

October 6, 2021

The webinar focuses on: the functions and responsibilities of independent planning bodies in New South Wales (NSW Independent Planning Commission), Victoria (Planning Panels and Environmental Effects Inquiries) and Tasmania (Tasmania Planning Commission); conduct of public hearings; testing of expert evidence; opportunities for reform. The webinar was chaired by Matt Floro. Matt is a Senior Solicitor…

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Webinar recording: The Role of the Paris Agreement Implementation and Compliance Committee

October 6, 2021

Internationally renowned environmental law professor, Dr Christina Voigt, presented this webinar on 12 August 2021. Dr Voigt focuses on the role of the Paris Agreement Implementation and Compliance Committee. Dr Voigt is currently the co-chair of the Compliance Committee and has also worked as legal adviser and negotiator in the UN climate negotiations for more…

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Webinar recording: The challenges of regulating, investigating and managing PFAS – the “forever chemicals”

October 6, 2021

This NELA webinar, presented by Claire Smith (Partner at Clayton Utz) and Dr Annette Nolan (Lead Consultant at Ramboll Australia). Watch the webinar here.

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NELA National Conference 2021 recording: National environmental law accountability and the need for a national Environmental Protection Authority (session 1 – keynote)

October 6, 2021

The eminent speakers in this session were: the Honourable Justice Nicola Pain from the Land & Environment Court of NSW Dr Robert Niven, A/Prof at UNSW ADFA and Peter Cochrane, Regional Councillor (Oceania) for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The first two speakers reflect on the topic ‘National environmental law accountability…

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