Week 1: Introduction to unit. History and context of environmental law.
There will be no tutorial this week.
Week 2: Can legislation save the world?
Tutorials start this week. Tutorial questions will be posted on iLearn a few days in advance.
Week 3: International environmental law.
Week 4: Environmentally sustainable development.
Week 5: Commonwealth environmental law.
Week 6: Biodiversity protection and the law on biodiversity offsetting.
Week 7: Pollution and waste.
* Semester break. *
Week 8: Mining law: Coal Seam Gas case study.
Week 9: Climate change law.
Week 10: Indigenous people and environmental law.
Week 11: Environmental crime.
Week 12: Limits of environmental law.
Week 13: Bulga-Milbrodale Progress Association Inc. v Minister for Planning and Infrastructure and Warkworth Mining Ltd; a complex and topical case study reflecting the themes of the Unit.