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Lost in time: the missing temporality of environmental law


Richardson, BJ and Butterly, L, Lost in time: the missing temporality of environmental law, Australian Environment Review, 30, (8) pp. 182-186. ISSN 1035-137X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Historic environmental damage impedes moving society towards sustainable development, yet Australian environmental law is curiously almost silent on the need to repair such historic losses. They are, from a legal perspective, essentially lost in time. Our laws are preoccupied with managing current and future impacts, with any attention given to remediation of past impacts largely confined to small, discrete areas associated with rehabilitation obligations at former mines or quarries and clean up of contamination obligations at brownfield sites. The much larger challenge of restoring entire ecosystems or landscapes is neglected.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:historic environmental damage, Australian environmental law, ecosystem restoration
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:Richardson, BJ (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:107640
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-03-21
Last Modified:2018-04-11
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