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MLL316 - Mining and Energy Law

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Hepburn
Prerequisite:

MLL325 and MLL327

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access.  You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Australia is a country rich in non-renewable mineral resources as well as renewable energy sources.  The extraction of minerals and hydro-carbons, petroleum, natural gas, unconventional gas forms an enormous component of the domestic and international market. In addition, with the progression of a green economy, the emergence of renewable energy forms, such as solar and wind power and the promotion of carbon offset regimes has seen rapid growth. With the onset of global energy shortages, these industries will continue to expand and develop. This unit aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory frameworks that underpin mining and energy law in Australia.  It teaches students about the ownership framework, the licencing and royalty system and the environmental framework as they apply at both state and federal levels. The unit focuses upon the legal issues relevant to the development of energy industries within Australia; this includes an evaluation of the new regulatory frameworks which have evolved in response to the pricing of carbon and the rapid expansion of coal seam gas extraction in the Eastern states. 

Assessment

Written assignment (group of 2, 3000 words) 40%, examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1260$1260$2960$3059

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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