Australian Environmental Law: A Federal Overview

39 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2008

Date Written: June 6, 2008


This piece provides a detailed snapshot of national environmental law in 2001. Much has moved on since, but the analysis here was written shortly after the enactment of the first major piece of reform legislation (the Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) since the inception of federal environmental legislation in Australia in the early 1970s and to that extent remains relevant.

Keywords: Environmental Law, Federalism, Australia

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Anton, Donald K., Australian Environmental Law: A Federal Overview (June 6, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Donald K. Anton (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200

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