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:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all the course requirements will be able to:
- Explain and evaluate the role of the Commonwealth in environmental management;
- Critically examine the ideological, political and legal factors that have shaped, and now underpin, the Commonwealth’s environmental management regime;
- 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;
- Identify and apply key principles of Commonwealth environmental law to problem situations; and
- Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of Commonwealth environmental law.
Indicative AssessmentAssessments are likely to consist of:
- Class participation (10%)
- Research Essay (90%, 6,000 words)
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21 Hours of face to face teaching (3 day Intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. 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
Prescribed TextsT Bonyhady and A Macintosh (eds), Mills, Mines and Other Controversies: The Environmental Assessment of Major Projects, Federation Press, 2010
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.
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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.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6713||23 Jul 2018||23 Jul 2018||10 Aug 2018||01 Oct 2018||Online||N/A|