Standing, adaptive management and the Queensland lungfish

Wide Bay Conservation Council Inc v Burnett Water Pty Ltd

Guy Dwyer*

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Abstract

This short paper critically examines the recent Federal Court decision in Wide Bay Conservation Council Inc v Burnett Water Pty Ltd. The case is notable for two key reasons. First, it questions the efficacy of existing provisions made for legal standing under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). Secondly, it supports many of the principles one would expect of an adaptive management approach for dealing with scientific uncertainty concerning the impacts of a proposed development on the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-93
Number of pages13
JournalMacquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Publisher version archived with the permission of the Dean, Division of Law, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.

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