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Prioritizing the Environment?

Australian Wild Law Alliance announces Griffith Law School Seminar Series with

Professor Tim Bonyhady, The Australian National University

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Most Australian environmental legislation gives government vast discretion as to what weight it puts on environmental considerations, with the result that development often takes priority. In this paper, I will consider the fate of legislative attempts to prioritize the environment.

Tim Bonyhady is Director of the Australian Centre for Environmental Law and the Centre for Climate Law and Policy at The Australian National University. He was a member of the expert panel for the Hawke Review of the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in 2008-2009. His many books include Places Worth Keeping: Conservationists, Politics and Law, The Colonial Earth and, most recently, Good Living Street: The Fortunes of my Viennese Family.

Date: Wednesday 28 March 2012

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Venue: Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Law Building (N61 1.02) with videolink to

Gold Coast Campus, Law Building (G36 3.82)

RSVP: Madonna Adcock 07 3735 3747 m.adcock@griffith.edu.au