Journal article

Trajectories of Environmental Justice: From Histories to Futures and the Victorian Environmental Justice Agenda

Brad Jessup

Victoria University Law and Justice Journal | Victoria University


Before the last state election, the current Victorian government promised from opposition to develop an Environmental Justice Plan if elected. It acknowledged international best practice as a benchmark for such a plan, though it did not recognise the legacy of environmental justice activism and scholarship locally. With the plan still in progress, this article considers the global histories and future directions of environmental justice and a literature-based framework for curating a Victorian plan. It breaks with the common understanding, including that held by government bureaucrats in Victoria, of environmental justice emerging from the United States in the 1980s. The article situates Vic..

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