Future of Environmental Law Symposium

The Legal Practice Section in conjunction with the Law Society of New South Wales, will be hosting its Future of Environmental Law Symposium in Sydney on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

The focus of the symposium will be on the role of the Commonwealth in addressing the key environmental challenges facing our country, with many of those challenges becoming more complex as we face a drying climate, more extreme weather events and the devastation of habitats from an ever-increasing bushfire season.

The event will be an excellent opportunity to debate the review and potential reform of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conversation Act with practitioners, policy makers and academics.

The event will be followed by a dinner at Bond Cafe: 111 Phillip Street, Sydney. 


Ticket Type Price
Standard Ticket $300.00
Dinner Ticket $130.00

Please note, there is a limited number of dinner tickets. Tickets will be available until sold out.


Time Topic and Speaker
10.00 - 10.30am Coffee/ morning tea and registration
10.30 - 10.45am Conference Opening

NSW Environment Minster
10.45 - 11.00am Introduction 

Robyn Glindemann, Chair, Australian Environment and Planning Law Group, Legal Practice Section

The 20 year review of the EPBC Act and an outline of key features of Law Council submission.
11.00 - 1.00pm Workshop on the LCA's draft submission to the EPBC Act Review

Feature presentations from:

Dr Phillipa McCormack, Lecturer, University of Tasmania - Principles for climate adaptation - oriented conservation law

Ilona Millar, Global Head of Climate Change, Baker McKenzie and Guy Dwyer, Senior Associate - Regulating GHG emissions at a state level: interplay with the EPBC Act?

Rachel Walmsley, Director of Policy, EDO - Federalism and the role of the Commonwealth, using the MDB and Cth regulation of water as an example
1.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 - 2.40pm Strategic Impact Assessment and the Western Sydney Growth Area

Steve Hartley and Elizabeth Irwin, Green and Resilient Places Division, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
2.40 - 3.20pm Waste Managment at a National Level

Mike Ritchie, Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group

Jennifer Hughes, Principal, Beatty Legal
3.20 - 4.00pm Conference wrap up and close



Travis Kotzur
Section Administrator
P. 02 6246 3722
E. travis.kotzur@lawcouncil.asn.au

Event Details

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip St, Sydney Hide map


Standard Ticket Price: $300.00 Register Now!
Dinner Ticket Price: $130.00 Register Now!

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