27 April UWA Environmental Protection Law: Online Short Course April 27, 2020 By AMPLA Admin Environment, General, Training Western Australia, Environmental Law, Legal Education 0 This short course is for legal practitioners and other professionals interested in the environmental protection regulatory framework in Western Australia, in its national and international contexts. The course will give a thorough insight into the State and Commonwealth law for the prevention of pollution and environmental harm and for environmental impact assessment in Western Australia law. We study the key legislation, including the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA), Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (WA) and the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), and the developing body of case law. The course gives a foundation in core principles, notes significant recent developments and addresses reforms. In the COVID-19 circumstances, the course will be conducted entirely on-line over the period 18 – 29 May. Reading materials and pre-recorded lectures will be available from 18 May and a series of interactive on-line sessions with expert guest contributors will be conducted via zoom in the week beginning 25 May. Details and Registration Dates: Venue: Time: Cost: 18-29 May 2020 The UWA, on-line, using the Learning Management System, pre-recorded lectures and Zoom 90 minutes zoom sessions will be held in the mornings and afternoons of 25, 26, 28 & 29 May $1,365.00 for whole course (plus Eventbrite fee); registrations may be shared. Read More Related Articles Implications of the Interim report on Commonwealth environmental protection laws Professor Graeme Samuel recently released his Interim Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The report is highly critical of the EPBC Act, reporting that it neither ensures effective environmental and biodiversity protections nor efficiently regulates business. In the report, Professor Samuel makes several recommendations, some of which have already become priority areas for the government. These have significant implications for the energy and resources industry. Final Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act The Final Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) has now been released to the public. The report, delivered by Professor Samuel, contains 38 individual recommendations to be implemented over two years. In a recent media release, the Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, said that 'the Government was committed to working through the full detail of the recommendations with stakeholders.’ ARELJ - Case Note - Judgement Clarifies Extent of Non-Conforming Use Protections Submission - DISER Consultation Paper December 2020 ‘Enhancing Australia’s decommissioning framework for offshore oil and gas activities’ UWA Mining Law Workshop Proposed changes to offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework In December, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources released its consultation paper on enhancing Australia’s offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.