MLL426 - Mining and Energy Law

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL316
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only

Prerequisite:

MLL325 and MLL327

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MLL316
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2h class + 1h seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week

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 the unconventional gas industry in the Eastern states.

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