• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course will examine the following topics:

  • History of pollution control
  • Federal/state relations
  • Land and marine based sources of pollution
  • Environmental planning and pollution licensing
  • Waste management
  • Environmentally hazardous chemicals
  • Contaminated lands
  • Pollution and local government
  • Remedies, compliance and enforcement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the conclusion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of pollution law
  • describe and analyse the pollution law regime and identify how important legal issues are addressed within it
  • understand  basic theoretical concepts relating to pollution regulation design
  • understand the main policy issues relating to pollution law
  • identify the main policy options for addressing both non-point and point source pollution and their strengths and weaknessess
  • critically analyse the role of the Federal, state/territory and local government in pollution control

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the Approved Assessment which will be posted to the course homepage on the ANU Law website, prior to the commencement of the course.

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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery)

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NOTE: This course will be offered in Melbourne in 2009, students who wish to enrol require a permission code which can be obtained from pgadmin.law@anu.edu.au

Requisite and Incompatibility

LAWS8201 or enrolment in one of the following Programs: (6300, 7300, 7312)


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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