Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004
LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) degree programs.
This course examines key pieces of New South Wales Legislation, Commonwealth legislation and common law principles relating to degradation, protection and use of the natural environment. The course also examines the role of international law in responding to international environmental degredation and its influence upon domestic law and policy.
The objectives of this course are to promote knowledge of key pieces of domestic legislation, common law and international law relevant to degradation, protection and use of the natural environment and to encourage critical approaches to current issues in environmental law and policy.
The following topics will be covered in this course:
1 Australian government regulation of the environment
2 Common law and property rights in environmental regulation
3 Environmental assessment and approval in NSW
4 Environmental assessment and approval by the Commonwealth
5 Pollution regulation
6 Sustainable development in Environmental Law and Policy
7 Ozone depletion
8 Climate change
9 Biodiversity loss
10 Environmental justice
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005, LAWS4002
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term