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. ARELJ - Case Note - Judgement Clarifies Extent of Non-Conforming Use Protections UWA Mining Law Workshop The impact of coronavirus on the energy and resources industry The last few weeks have seen the world face an unprecedented disruption with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). First reported in China, we’re now seeing many countries shutting down for periods of time to try to contain the spread of the virus. Australia is facing a particularly difficult year given the bushfires that ravaged the country recently. Now with COVID-19 adding to the pain, the energy and resources industry is being impacted in several ways outlined below. COVID-19 AMPLA Update From the Chair and Executive Director Further to our update last week, AMPLA is pleased to confirm the following arrangements are now in place to support our staff and members in the coming months: What law firms and in-house legal are doing to combat the threat of coronavirus The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is drastically changing how we live, work and even play. For law firms and in-house legal practitioners, that means balancing the concerns of your clients with safeguarding your own staff. In some ways, small firms have an advantage over their larger counterparts. Moving to remote or online work is simpler with fewer moving parts to accommodate. On the other hand, it can be challenging to meet the increased needs of your clients at this anxious time. For in-house legal services, the size of the challenge becomes one of risk management for their organisation. But even those with strong governance and business continuity plans in place are struggling to manage many of the unprecedented issues they’re facing today. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.