Monthly Archives: January 2010

Legal Action on Climate Change

LEGAL ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE Public authorities at risk of being sued Litigation on climate change has been with us for some time, with the first significant US court decision in 1990 and the first Australian one in 1994. Australian court cases claiming negligence against producers or users of fossil fuels are likely to face…
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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL HERITAGE Improved protection and harsher penalties New laws have come into force to improve the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage.In the new laws, Aboriginal cultural heritage is defined as Aboriginal objects and places. Aboriginal objects can include things which are associated with traditional societies, such as stone tools, art sites, and burial grounds,…
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