Journal article

Australia

Emma Jukic, Margaret Young

Yearbook of International Environmental Law | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2017

Abstract

Australia, like other countries, experienced a range of extreme environmental events in 2017, including heat waves and bushfires as well as rather flamboyant political disagreements about appropriate legal responses at the federal, state, and local levels. The country continues to pursue an energy policy that is, at times, divergent between the Commonwealth government (which continues to focus on traditional fossil-fuel based supply) and the governments of the states and territories (some of which have signalled greater support for renewable energy). The need for strategic environmental leadership by the Commonwealth government was recognized by the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental..

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