Public interest litigation and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

Baird, Rachel (2008) Public interest litigation and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 25 (6). pp. 410-424. ISSN 0813-300X


Third party standing provisions in the EPBC Act are generous and permit a wide scope of review by environmental interest groups and individuals. A number of high profile proposals have been challanged in various ways providing the Federal Court with the opportunity to consider the application of the Act to referrals, assessment methods, preliminary works and bilateral assessment agreements. The decisions reviewed in this paper provide guidance for proponents in the formulation of referrals and progressing their referrals.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Thomson Reuters
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Author version not held. Published Version available from Legal Online database
Depositing User: Dr Rachel Baird
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 11:39
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental assessment; EPBC Act; referrals
Fields of Research (FoR): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified

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