Category Archives: Environmental Law

Pollution Spills

POLLUTION SPILLS Immediate notification now obligatory New laws have been put in place in NSW, following last year’s Orica chemical leaks, making much stricter rules for reporting pollution incidents. The new laws make directors and managers of organisations liable if pollution incidents are not notified immediately to relevant regulatory authorities. “Immediately” is not defined, but…
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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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