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BTF3100 - Environmental law for business

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Wayne Gumley


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Prato Winter semester 2007 (On-campus)


An introduction to environmental law in Australia with special emphasis on its application to business and development projects. Covering

  1. sources of environmental law including property rights, common law liability, government responsibilities, international obligations;
  2. specific regulatory schemes for management of land, water, air pollution, industrial waste, product standards and taxation concessions;
  3. non-coercive strategies and other recent developments, green taxes, emission trading and voluntary agreements.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Individual assignment: 30%
Syndicate project: 20%
Examination (2 hours, open book): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week. A full day field trip is generally held early in the semester.