Special seminar on environment laws

December 06, 2018 at 6:30pm
Pachamama House
21 Gordon Ave
Hamilton, NSW 2303
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Charlotte McCabe · · 0421 728 780

The Wilderness Society is holding a one-off lecture with leading Environmental Barrister, Chris McGrath for staff and volunteers. Learn about the different levels of law, how they work together and how environmental legislation works at different levels of Government.


Why are we doing this? 

Australia’s prosperity and natural environment is under threat. Our farmlands are mined, our oceans are overfished, our rivers are drained, dammed and degraded. 50% of our forests are gone. We’re losing the life that makes our lives possible.


There’s consensus across business, communities and environment protection groups that Australia’s environment laws don’t work.


TWS has been an integral part of forming the Places You Love alliance which has now become Australia’s largest environment alliance ever. The alliance supported the Australian Panel of Expert Environmental Lawyers (APEEL) that spent 3 years developing a solid, well-thought out and detailed solution to the problem (http://apeel.org.au/).


So we’ve begun our most ambitious project ever: Nature laws that work. A campaign to replace Australia's largely toothless environmental rules and regulators with a consistent, commonsense plan. The first step in the plan is to raise awareness around the key failures of the law in media and the community. 


If you'd like to learn more about the failure of our current Federal Environmental Laws and the impacts on the Environment, this is an event for you. 


Who is Dr Chris McGrath?

Dr Chris McGrath is a Brisbane barrister practising in environmental law and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Chris taught environmental regulation at UQ from 2000 to 2017, and a selection of his lectures and case studies of environmental litigation are available on his website at http://www.envlaw.com.au.

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