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.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Environmental and Planning Law Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|