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 unit will cover topics such as environmental management; economic instruments; criminal liability; corporate and director's liability; due diligence; waste management; hazardous substances; contaminated land and marine pollution.

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May 13-16 (9-5)


class participation (10%) and 8000-9000wd assignment (90%)


R Lyster, Z Lipman, N Franklin, G Wiffen, L Pearson, 'Environmental and Planning Law in NSW', 3rd ed Fed Press 2012

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Study this unit outside a degree

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.