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LIJ June 2008

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Cover Story

Climate Changing the World

By Karen Cheng

Cover Story

Feature Articles

Climate change

An inconvenient judgment?
The judiciary’s significant contribution to climate change law is highlighted in the recent NSW decision of Walker V Minister for planning, placing obligation on developers and authorities to account for the future impact of global warming.

By Jordan Gray

Sustainable development

Building Green
Building sustainability is a relatively new concept, and is presenting a host of practical, commercial and legal challenges to building owners, developers and tenants.

By Tim Power

Carbon markets

Carbon get it
Many industries will be at risk if they do not prepare for the forthcoming carbon market.

By Ross Blair

Accident compensation

Compensation: A cautionary tale
The Compensation landscape has again moved and personal injury lawyers cannot afford to ignore these changes.

Charter of rights

Public bodies and human rights

Green practice

The sustainable law firm business case
“Green Practice” is a new LIJ column by the Young Lawyers’ section which examines climate change and its personal and professional effects on practitioners. The inaugural column looks at reducing a firm’s carbon footprint…from wherever you sit.

Customer protection

The thin green line - Are you too close to the edge?
As consumers’ concern about “green” products grows, so does ACCC scrutiny of businesses’ “green” claims, making it harder to get awaywith spurious marketing ploys.

By Amanda Bodger, Rochelle Younger and Melissa Monks

Water rights

Unbundling unbundling
Major changes to the water entitlements system in Victoria have created problems for practitioners and clients that are still to be resolved.

By Danny Barlow and Hayley Coates


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