Environmental Law

Environmental law

Environmental Law

Associate Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Regulatory Law and Policy
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Environmental Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Environmental Law
Grand Challenge Research Fellow
Research interests:
Environmental Law, International Law, Law and technology, Regulatory Law and Policy
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Environmental Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Environmental Law, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Law, Law, Governance and Development, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Professor
Research interests:
Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples and the Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Law and Gender, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Law and Social Justice, Legal History
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Environmental Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples, Regulatory Law and Policy
Honorary Professor
PhD Candidate
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Environmental Law

Latest news

24
Mar
2022
Andrew Macintosh
Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has serious governance flaws and is potentially wasting billions of dollars in taxpayers' money, ANU environmental law scholars warn.
30
Nov
2021
Professor Andrew Macintosh
Professor Andrew Macintosh has co-authored a report comparing the value of alternative uses of native forests in Southern NSW.
18
Oct
2021
Jessica Hodgson
If your interest in law extends beyond studying it to shaping it, the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice Research Hub is the project for you.
14
Jun
2021
GreenLaw members appear at the Inquiry into Renewable Energy Innovation in the Australian Capital Territory
ANU Law Reform and Social Justice project GreenLaw have urged the ACT to adopt community-scale battery storage systems at a local government inquiry.
12
Feb
2021
Lessons learned on the Top End
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Asian Studies student, Clare McBride-Kelly, reflects upon her experiences as a summer intern for the Aurora Education Foundation.

In the Media

30
Mar
2022

Federal budget: $160 million for nature may deliver only pork and a fudge

Peter Burnett writes in The Conversation

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25
Mar
2022

Whistleblower’s ‘fraud’ claim threatens integrity of $4.5 billion carbon offset scheme

Andrew Macintosh quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald

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24
Mar
2022

Insider blows whistle on Australia's greenhouse gas reduction schemes

Andrew Macintosh quoted in ABC News

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21
Dec
2021

Why COP26's failure to tax multinationals could be its biggest missed opportunity

Desmond Manderson writes in Canberra Times

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30
Nov
2021

Native forest worth more than logs: report

Andrew Macintosh quoted in AAP

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24
Nov
2021

Juukan Gorge: an avoidable disaster that must never happen again

Ernst Willheim writes in Pearls and Irritations

Upcoming events

No upcoming events found.

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

NELA Conference logo
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.

02
Sep
2020

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

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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.

18
Nov
2020

EPBC Act: Federal environment reform in an age of climate crisis

 EPBC Act: Federal environment reform in an age of climate crisis
6.00PM to 7.15PM

Join our expert panel as we discuss how our laws protect our national landmarks, conserve vulnerable ecosystems and safeguard our species amid an extinction emergency.

03
Mar
2021

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021
1.00PM to 2.00PM

Join the Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) annual launch and recruitment drive to hear from our director, Associate Professor Matthew Zagor, our student leaders to learn about how to get involved.

21
Apr
2021

The Lawful Forest: A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice

Photo by Etienne Delorieux on Unsplash
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Cristy Clark

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Dr Cristy Clark (University of Canberra Law School).

22
Apr
2021

LRSJ presents Dark Waters movie and panel discussion

Dark Waters
7.30PM to 10.00PM

Join the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice and ANU Film Group in the movie screening of Dark Waters. The screening is followed by an eminent panel of environmental law experts and activists: Dr Jonathan Liljeblad (ANU College of Law Senior Lecturer), Melanie Montalban (ACT Environmental Defenders Office Managing Lawyer) and Annika Reynolds (LRSJ GreenLaw founder).

23
Jun
2021

The Antarctic Treaty at 60: Reflections, Current Realities and Future Challenges

The First ATCM
9.00AM to 12.30PM

This symposium aims to review the 60-year history of the Antarctic Treaty and reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of the associated Antarctic Treaty System. Australia’s role will be particularly considered and the future of the Treaty will be assessed.

05
May
2021

Australia's National Environmental Law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Australia's National Environmental Law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Peter Burnett

Join Dr Peter Burnett as he reflects on recent independent reviews of Australia’s most important single environmental law and the future of reform proposals in this fraught area of regulation and policy.

19
May
2021

Responding to climate change: what is the role of law?

Mark Howden
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Mark Howden

Hosted by the ANU College of Law Visitors Committee, this seminar will be presented by Prof Mark Howden (ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions).

01
Mar
2022

LRSJ Launch and Recruitment Drive 2022

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021
12.00PM to 1.00PM

Join the Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) annual launch and recruitment drive to hear from our director, Associate Professor Matthew Zagor and our student leaders to learn about how to get involved.

30
Jun
2022

The Annual Kirby Lecture in International Law: Why It’s Time to Terminate the TRIPS Agreement

Anne Orford
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Professor Anne Orford

The 2022 Annual Kirby Lecture in International Law, hosted by the Centre for Public and International Law, will be delivered by Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne Law School).

15
Jun
2022

Collision of Law & Climate Change

Climate change and the law
5.30PM to 7.30PM

Join the ANU College of Law and the ANU College of Science for a discussion on law and climate change.

21
Sep
2022

Book launch: 'Towards the Environmental Minimum'

Towards the Environmental Minimum
4.00PM to 5.00PM
  • Dr Stefan Theil
  • Professor Andrew Macintosh
  • Associate Professor Emma Aisbett

Launch of 'Towards the Environmental Minimum: Environmental Protection through Human Rights' (Cambridge University Press, 2021) by Stefan Theil.

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