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LAW2602 Environmental Law and Administration
Credit Points: 15

This unit will introduce students to the growth and development of environmental law as well as the different sources of environmental law, the role of State and Federal Governments in addressing environmental law matters, the purpose, structure and content of environmental legislation, the influence of international law on environmental policy, the mechanisms of resolving environmental disputes and the law in relation to pollution control.  Issues relating to the Forestry and Mining Industries will be a particular focus.  Particular attention will be given to the applicable legislation within Western Australia but students will be made aware of legislation existing in other States.  Students will also achieve an understanding of the significance of environmental law within the context of environmental planning and assessment.


Throughout this unit, students will also be encouraged to critically reflect on whether the legislation in Western Australia adequately addresses the critical environmental needs of the State and whether within the planning context the law is workable and systematic.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
V73Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
M78Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
MAAABIPolicy and Governance Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006