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

The topics covered will include:

  • 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.

Dr Jonathan Fulcher

Professor Jonathan Fulcher is one of Australia's Leading native title and cultural heritage Lawyers, and applies his extensive resources, native title and cultural heritage experience to mining, oil and gas transactions, infrastructure developments, joint venture arrangements, and asset and share sales and acquisitions across Australia and internationally.





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This course may also be taken as a CPD course or a non-award course. 

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