Topic: PhD confirmation: A review of the current legal frameworks for vegetation management in Australia

Presenter: Ms Carolyn Popp - PhD Candidate - University of Queensland

The Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld) VMA has been depicted as an example of an emerging pattern of undemocratic law-making throughout Australia in the area of environmental regulation. Numerous interest groups and lobby groups have come together protesting the legislation and its adverse impacts on land owners, most especially farmers. The seminar will detail the salient features of the regulations which are offensive to the rule of law, including encroachments onto private property rights and also consider subsequent threshold issues such as the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme and how, if enacted in its current form, it would lead to further encroachments in this regard.

All welcome, no RSVP required.

Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:

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