Over the past three decades, the Australian Government has played an increasingly prominent role in environmental issues. In addition to its traditional functions regarding Commonwealth waters and Commonwealth land, the Australian Government is now directly involved in the regulation and management of land use and pollution issues in the states and territories.
This course will explore the role of the Commonwealth in environmental and natural resource management and provide an overview of the federal legislative regimes that apply to these issues. The emphasis will be on the regulatory structures established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), especially the federal environmental impact assessment and approval regime, the national heritage regime and Commonwealth reserve management.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Students who complete the course will:
- gain a deeper understanding of the role of the Commonwealth in environmental management;
- have an appreciation of the ideological, political and legal factors that have shaped, and now underpin, the Commonwealth’s environmental management regime;
- understand key elements of the Commonwealth’s legislative regimes concerning environmental impact assessment, heritage, wildlife trade, terrestrial and marine reserves and forestry;
- be able to solve legal problems, and construct policy arguments, concerning the above issues; and
- be able to conduct research and write in detail about specific issues in the field of Commonwealth environmental law and policy.
It is likely the assessment will consist of:
- research essay (100%, 6000-8000 wds)
Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the intensive.
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery) plus private study and reading time
2014 intensive dates: 18-20 August
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsT Bonyhady and A Macintosh (eds), Mills, Mines and Other Controversies: The Environmental Assessment of Major Projects, Federation Press, 2010
The Course Outline will be available on the Wattle course page approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course.
Assumed KnowledgeNon-lawyers must have completed LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 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.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6833||03 Sep 2016||03 Sep 2016||16 Sep 2016||15 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|