Pollution and Contaminated Land (LAWS6065)


The aim of this unit is to examine the policy and legislative approaches to pollution control and the wide range of management tools employed to prevent harm and promote ecologically sustainable development. The history and framework of international laws regulating pollution will be examined before exploring a range of topical international law issues in this area, including hazardous substances and wastes, e-waste and marine pollution. The unit will also survey the implementation of international law under domestic environmental law. The unit will then examine a range of regulatory measures for pollution control, waste management and contaminated land in Australia and particularly within New South Wales.

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May 6, 7 & 13, 14 (9-5)


class participation (20%) and 8000-9000wd assignment (80%)


R Lyster, Z Lipman, N Franklin, G Wiffen, L Pearson, 'Environmental and Planning Law in NSW', 4th ed , forthcoming 2016

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