Environmental Law

Environmental law

Environmental Law

Honorary Professor
Professor
Research interests:
Legal Structures for Environmental and Climate Risk and Impact Management, History of Environmental Law, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Environmental Law
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Environmental Law
Grand Challenge Research Fellow
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Environmental Policy Design and Implementation, Environmental Law, Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Natural Resource Management, Sustainability, Biodiversity, Conservation, Climate change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Climate change policy
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law and Development, Climate Change and Natural Disasters
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Antarctic, Deep Seabed Mining
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Human rights, Environmental Law, Comparative Law, International Law, Law and development, Rule of Law
Professor
Research interests:
Legal Structures for Environmental and Climate Risk and Impact Management, Environmental Policy Design and Implementation, Environmental Law, Indigenous Rights and Environmental Law and Governance, Climate change, Natural disasters
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Property Law and Development, Feminist Legal Theory, Legal Geography, Postcolonial Legal Theory, Rule of Law Reform, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous peoples and the law, Law and Gender, Law and Social Justice, Governance and Development, Legal History and Ethnology, Social And Cultural Geography, Social and cultural anthropology, Pacific History (Excl. New Zealand And Maori), Anthropology Of Development, Gender, feminism
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Legal Structures for Environmental and Climate Risk and Impact Management, Facilitation of Energy and Technological Change through the Law, Environmental Law, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, energy law, electricity law, Competition Law, Climate change
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Climate change
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Renewable Energy Technology

Latest news

05
Jun
2020
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GreenLaw aims to empower the next generation of lawyers and build a better planet.
21
Feb
2020
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ANU Bachelor of International Relations/Laws (Hons) student Daniel Wei-En Kang shares highlights of his in-country intensive in Geneva, Switzerland.
21
Feb
2020
Professor Andrew Macintosh
ANU College of Law climate risk expert Professor Andrew Macintosh has named one of three commissioners for an inquest into the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.
24
Oct
2018
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Student Gina Zheng published in Journal of World Energy Law & Business
28
Aug
2018
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Study by Prof Andrew Macintosh & Debra Wilkinson

In the Media

01
Aug
2020

Suing for climate action

Kieran Pender writes in The Saturday Paper

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30
Jun
2020

Are our environmental laws failing?

Peter Burnett interviewed by Triple J Hack

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30
Jun
2020

FAULTY ENVIRONMENT LAWS FINALLY REVIEWED

Peter Burnett interviewed by Radio 101.5 Adelaide

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26
Jun
2020

Environment Department "failing" to administer protection laws

Peter Burnett interviewed by ABC Radio

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24
Jun
2020

Tackling Australia's environmental crisis

Peter Burnett interviewed by ABC Radio

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19
Jun
2020

Growing demands for overhaul of heritage protection laws

Peter Burnett interviewed by ABC Radio

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10
Jun
2020

The law betrays the lore, so we'll destroy our ancient heritage again

Peter Burnett, Debra Wilkinson writes in The Sydney Morning Herald (online)

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Upcoming events

02
Sep
2020

The Commonwealth’s power to use the ADF to provide civil aid during disasters and pandemics

1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Anne Twomey

During the January bushfires, the Prime Minister observed that using the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide aid was ‘testing the limits of constitutionally defined roles and responsibilities’. The ‘Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements’ was established to inquire into these limits.

Past events

07
Sep
2016

Advancing energy sustainability by governance leadership in artificial photosynthesis

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9.00AM to 2.00PM
  • Nate Lewis, Caltech
  • Chennupati Jagadish, ANU
  • Dohyung Kim, Berkeley
  • James Blackmore, Kansas

This workshop builds upon unique Australian interdisciplinary research and collaborations to develop novel approaches to governance leadership in the frontier renewable energy technology of artificial photosynthesis (making fuels, food and fertilizer from sunlight, water, atmospheric nitrogen and carbon dioxide).

24
Feb
2017

Oral presentation - Ecologically sustainable development: Success in principle, failure in policy

Peter Burnett
1.00PM to 2.30PM
  • Peter Burnett

Peter Burnett has been researching Australia’s national policies on Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). 

06
Sep
2017

Understanding transformation/paradigm shift in climate adaptation law through analysing knowledge construction

Paul Govind
1.00PM to 3.00PM
  • Paul Govind

Building a more effective system of climate law starts with questioning knowledge construction at its base. To provide effective adaptation solutions a modern iteration of climate law (especially conceived at the international level) needs to respond to the complexity of impacts that are characteristically contextual and localized in nature.

20
Nov
2017

Constitutional Protection for Political Protests: Brown v Tasmania

Bob Brown and Amelia Simpson
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Bob Brown, The Bob Brown Foundation
  • A/Prof Amelia Simpson, ANU College of Law

The Centre for International and Public Law and The Australia Institute are pleased to host a discussion of the High Court’s decision in Brown v Tasmania [2017] HCA 43. 

22
Mar
2018

Japan-Australia energy dialogue

Mt Fuji
9.30AM to 3.30PM

There is an urgent need to redesign energy policy and law in Australia and Japan in order to promote innovation and achieve deep decarbonisation. This is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement targets which include zero net emissions shortly after 2050.

20
Sep
2018

The Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law - The duality of water: Conflict or co-operation

Melissa Perry
6.00PM to 7.15PM
  • Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia

Water is key to the existence of life. From the nourishment of our physical selves, to sanitation, health, agriculture, and energy production our existence and way of life depends upon access to adequate and reliable supplies of fresh-water.

29
Mar
2019

Twenty Years of the EPBC Act – looking back, looking forward

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8.30AM to 5.00PM

Join the National Environmental Law Association and ANU College of Law for a timely discussion of our national environmental laws.

29
Mar
2019

LRSJ Seminar: Access to Justice and the Rule of Law

The Hon Justice Rachel Pepper
5.00PM to 6.00PM
  • The Hon Justice Rachel Pepper

Join Justice Rachel Pepper (BA ’91, LLB (Hons) ’94),, Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW, as she explores access to justice and the rule of law.

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