MLL426 - Mining and Energy Law
2023 unit information
Not offered in 2023
|Previously coded as:||MLL316|
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
MLL325 and MLL327
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||
2 hour class + 1 hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
2 hour class (recordings provided) + 1 hour online seminar per week
Australia is a country rich in non-renewable mineral resources as well as renewable energy sources. The extraction of minerals and hydrocarbons, 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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