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Rural landholders in Queensland Australia : legislation, litigation and litigants

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Josephine KehoeJosephine Kehoe
The inevitable emergence of vegetation management as an environmental concern reflects, inter alia, growing environmental awareness and pressure for change from environmentalists. A primary focus of this paper is the Vegetation Management Act (1999) (Qld), one of the most controversial pieces of legislation to be debated in the Queensland Parliament in the last decade. One particular area of contention following from this Act has been the litigation surrounding vegetation clearing offences. Consideration is therefore given to the complex web of state vegetation legislation and the attendant enforcement litigation of some clearing offences. The courts and judiciary present an important forum for testing the law and challenges to the Act may potentially provide practical precedent as evidenced in this paper. Negotiating a proficient pathway through the justice system however requires competent legal representation; many perils await the injudicious litigant in person.

History

Editor

Cotton M; Motta BH

Parent Title

Engaging with environmental justice : governance, education and citizenship

Start Page

117

End Page

126

Number of Pages

10

ISBN-13

9781848880627

Publisher

Inter-Disciplinary Press

Place of Publication

Oxford, UK

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Edition

1st

Number of Chapters

24