• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Andrew Macintosh
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Winter Session 2016
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all the course requirements will be able to:
  1. Explain and evaluate the role of the Commonwealth in environmental management;
  2. Critically examine the ideological, political and legal factors that have shaped, and now underpin, the Commonwealth’s environmental management regime;
  3. Identify and critically examine key elements of the Commonwealth’s legislative regimes concerning environmental impact assessment, heritage, wildlife trade, terrestrial and marine reserves and forestry;
  4. Identify and apply key principles of Commonwealth environmental law to problem situations; and
  5. Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of Commonwealth environmental law.

Indicative Assessment

Assessments are likely to consist of:
  1. Class participation (10%)
  2. Research Essay (90%, 6,000 words)
Students must rely on the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle site approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of the course

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Workload

This is an online course. Students will study online and are expected to devote 10-12 hours per week.

In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. 

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SEVNL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMDIPL, 7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS), and have completed LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law. OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

Prescribed Texts

T Bonyhady and A Macintosh (eds), Mills, Mines and Other Controversies: The Environmental Assessment of Major Projects, Federation Press, 2010

Preliminary Reading

Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
 
An-brick will be available on the Wattle course site

Fees

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:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

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

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