Australian natural resources law and the gordon-franklin dam controversy: A resource economic analysis

Izac A.-M.N. (1987) Australian natural resources law and the gordon-franklin dam controversy: A resource economic analysis. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 30 2-3: 113-123. doi:10.1080/00207238708710386


Author Izac A.-M.N.
Title Australian natural resources law and the gordon-franklin dam controversy: A resource economic analysis
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1029-0400
Publication date 1987-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00207238708710386
Volume 30
Issue 2-3
Start page 113
End page 123
Total pages 11
Subject 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing
3305 Geography, Planning and Development
2303 Ecology
2310 Pollution
2311 Waste Management and Disposal
Abstract This paper identifies and discusses, within a resource economics perspective, some of the most important legal dimensions of the Gordon-Franklin dam controversy in Australia. This analysis demonstrates the existence of specific shortcomings in the Australian natural resources legislation. Three basic changes in this legislation are proposed to palliate these shortcomings. These are: (i) the requirement that natural resource use decisions be based on a systematic decision-making procedure, the specifics of which are presented in the paper; (ii) the opening up of these decisions to the process of judicial review; and (iii) the extension of locus standi rules to individuals or groups who do not have a proprietary interest in a natural resource case. It is shown that these changes would provide a framework for the peaceful resolution of other natural resource conflicts in Australia.
Keyword Australian law
dam controversy
Natural resources
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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