Australia’s draft climate laws

McGrath, Chris (2009) Australia’s draft climate laws. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 26 4: 267-291.

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Author McGrath, Chris
Title Australia’s draft climate laws
Journal name Environmental and Planning Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0813-300X
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 4
Start page 267
End page 291
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Company
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the mechanics of Australia's proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. The scheme is intimately intertwined with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (Cth), which was Australia's first step towards national regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. Key concepts creating liability such as "facility" and "operational control" straddle both pieces of legislation and their subordinate legislation. The resulting scheme is marred by convoluted drafting but it has immense importance for Australian business and may form a cornerstone for Australia's response to climate change. The scheme is by no means the final word on climate change regulation in Australia. Laws to avoid dangerous climate change are likely to increase rapidly and in large leaps in the future in response to severe impacts of climate change being felt.
Keyword Climate law - Australia
Environmental law - Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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