Risky business: super case heats up climate debate

ILONA MILLAR & SHARONA COUTTS examine how regulators, corporations and individuals are starting to see climate change as a matter of financial risk management.

Federal Court: November 2019

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

World-first legal battle hopes to save a culture

A group of Torres Strait Islanders is filing a human rights complaint against the Australian Government. They say a lack of action on climate change…

Federal Court: June 2019

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

‘Unlawful’ and ‘indefensible’: Murray-Darling Basin Authority receives damning report card

RICHARD BEASLEY SC delivers a scathing report of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s ‘unlawful’ and ‘incomprehensible’ mismanagement of the Basin.

Climate change takes centre stage in Land and Environment Court

Gloucester Resources v Minister for Planning marks the first time an Australian court has refused a development on the basis of its climate change impacts.

Managing our scarce water resources: developments in the Murray-Darling

Analysis of the latest legal and policy developments in the Murray-Darling Basin ahead of the much anticipated Royal Commission report. By EMMA CARMODY.

A tinge of green in Cambodia

More than 500 legal professionals from around the world descended on Siem Reap, Cambodia, in November for the 31st LAWASIA conference where environmental crime and…

Changing the legal status of nature: recent developments and future possibilities

Changing the legal status of nature from an object, or human property, to a rights-bearing subject in law is an emerging legal movement. By DR…

When the earth is your client

From Goondiwindi to the European Union, Dominique Doyle has dedicated her career to combating what she calls the “ticking time bomb of climate change”.