Criminal liability under the amended Environmental Offences and Penalties Act 1989 (N.S.W.)

Zada Lipman*

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Abstract

With a maximum penalty of$l million for corporations and seven years imprisonment for individuals, the Environmental Offences and Penalties Act 1989 (N.S.W.) was heralded as a landmark in environmental protection, yet despite increased pollution, not a single conviction was recorded in its first year of operation. This article examines the limitations of the 1989 legislation and the efficacy ofthe 1990 amendments. The author argues for a multi-faceted approach to pollution and the introduction of more innovative remedies to encourage industry to improve its performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-337
Number of pages16
JournalEnvironmental and Planning Law Journal
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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