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COP26 - The Australian Government's preparation to date

Australia - September 13 2021 Australia is a confirmed attendee of COP26. To date, Australia has developed and implemented a series of climate change-related policies which focus…

Heidi Asten, Mark Smyth, Timothy Stutt.

Federal Bill introduced for the economic empowerment of Traditional Owners in the Northern Territory

Australia - August 31 2021 On 25 August 2021, the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021 (the Bill) was introduced into…

Kate Thresher, Emily Wilson.

NSW Environment Protection Authority ordered to take action on climate change

Australia - August 27 2021 The Land and Environment Court of NSW (LEC) has found that the NSW Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) has a statutory duty to develop…

Tom Dougherty, Heidi Asten, Peter Briggs, Brigitte Rheinberger, Mark Smyth, Timothy Stutt.

A climate change duty of care: Sharma v Minister for the Environment

Netherlands - June 1 2021 The recent decision of Justice Bromberg in Sharma v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA 560 found that a novel duty of care is owed by the…

Peter Briggs, Mark Smyth, Timothy Stutt.

Sharma v Minister for the Environment

Australia - May 31 2021 The recent decision of Justice Bromberg in [2021] FCA 560 found that a novel duty of care is owed by the Minister for the Environment to Australian…

Peter Briggs, Georgia Roy, Mark Smyth, Timothy Stutt.