Webinar and conference recordings

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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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Conference recording: Session 4 ‘Pandemics and national environmental law reform’ (NELA National Conference 2021)

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

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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Conference recording: Are our environmental laws fit for purpose (NELA National Conference 2021)

October 6, 2021

This recording is of the opening session at the NELA 2021 National Conference. Speakers: – Ilona Millar, Global head – climate change, Baker McKenzie – Assoc Prof Bridget Lewis, School of Law, Queensland University of Technology Chaired by Natasha Hammond, barrister at the NSW Bar. Watch the webinar here.

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Conference recording: Corporate responsibilities and environmental impacts (NELA National Conference 2021)

October 6, 2021

The third session of NELA’s national conference on Friday 17 September demonstrated how much more needs to be done to advance corporate responsibilities for environmental impacts. Session 3 – ‘Corporate responsibilities and environmental impacts’ The speakers were: Amy Quinton, Manager of Policy at the Investor Group on Climate Change, and Jermone Entwisle, Barrister, Banco Chambers…

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Webinar recording: Pandemics and national environmental law reform (NELA National Conference 2021)

October 6, 2021

Dr Katie Woolaston in discussion with: 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 the Environment; and Dr Chris Degeling, Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Engagement, Evidence and Values. Watch…

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Webinar recording: Advancing and Mainstreaming the Rights of Future Generations by Ms Julia Pitts

July 20, 2021

This webinar reviews the latest trends and developments in future generations legislation, future generations commissioners, parliamentary committees for the future, and other national institutions, as well as the participation of children and young people as citizen stakeholders. Watch the webinar here.

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