This course undertakes a detailed examination of relevant legislation and practice with respect to natural resources law in Australia and internationally.

We will deal with the evolution of natural resources law in the light of two emerging international challenges, in the form of the rights of indigenous peoples and climate change initiatives.

Commercial Legal Practice
4 days
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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Topics covered

  • an examination of the Duty to Consult indigenous people, which is a burgeoning field in many developing countries
  • dealing with legal and policy initiatives to combat climate change
  • mining law in Australia and the international context
  • water law and natural resources industries in Australia with a comparative analysis
  • petroleum Law as it applies in Australia and internationally

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.