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Environmental law

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Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales (5th ed)

Federation Press 2021

Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law experts Professor Rosemary Lyster, Associate Professor Ed Couzens and Dr Kate Owens are contributors to the fifth edition of this standard reference work for academics, students and practitioners alike.

The book's focus goes beyond NSW to take account of international as well as national developments. It provides an in-depth analysis of: managing environmental conflict; development, planning and assessment; biodiversity and heritage protection; energy, climate and water law; pollution control; and corporate social responsibility.

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Energy and resources law

Routledge Handbook of Energy Law

Routledge 2020

Energy and resources law experts Associate Professor Penelope Crossley and Dr Madeline Taylor are contributors to this global survey of energy law and regulation, which covers core themes including: energy security and the role of markets; renewable energy; and the impact of energy on the environment.

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Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry: Law, Policy and Regulation in Low-Carbon Energy Markets

Hart Publishing, 2020

Associate Professor Penelope Crossley has co-edited and contributed to this timely collection of essays on the legal and regulatory dynamics of energy transitions in the context of emerging trends towards decarbonisation and low-carbon energy solutions. The book explores energy law and policy frameworks in highly industrialised and major economies such as the US, EU, China and Australia; as well as resource-rich developing countries such as Nigeria and regions like Southern Africa.

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Competition and commercial law

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New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Wolters Kluwer, 2021

Professor Luke Nottage, Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law,  has co-edited and contributed to a book that examines Asia-Pacific region initiatives not only to improve support for international commercial arbitration and investor-state dispute settlement, but also to develop alternatives, such as international commercial courts and mediation. 

Other contributors to the book include Sydney Law School experts Professor Vivienne Bath, Associate Professor Jeanne HuangAssociate Professor Stacie Strong and Dr Brett Williams.

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Legal Reasoning Across Commercial Disputes: Comparing Judicial and Arbitral Analyses

Oxford University Press, 2020

Associate Professor Stacie Strong's book provides important insights into how judges and arbitrators resolve complex commercial disputes in both national and international settings.

Using the outcomes of a statistical survey, an extensive programme of interviews and questionnaires, the book provides an evidence-based model that not only helps parties make more informed choices about where and how to resolve their legal disputes, but also assists judges and arbitrators in carrying out their duties by improving counsel's understanding about how to best to craft and present legal arguments and submissions.

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Experimentalist Competition Law and the Regulation of Markets

Hart Publishing, 2020

Associate Professor Yane Svetiev's book offers a novel perspective on implementing competition law in the European Union (EU) and beyond. It contributes to ongoing debates about the current state of EU competition law and provides an innovative account of emergent enforcement trends and its future direction. 

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Labour, employment and anti-discrimination law

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Strike Ballots, Democracy, and Law

Oxford University Press, 2020

Labour law expert Professor Shae McCrystal has co-authored this book on collective bargaining and union democracy.

The research was supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DP140100902).

The book draws on detailed empirical study of the Australian legislative provisions for pre-strike ballots; a comparative analysis of law and practice in countries including Canada, South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom; and the approaches of the supervisory bodies of the International Labour OrganizationRead more

Human rights and anti-discrimination law

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Assessment of Australia’s Level of Compliance

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, 2020

Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum has examined the articles of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to determine how well Australia is doing in improving the lives of its citizens with disability. Read more

Constitutional and administrative law

Book cover of Post-Liberal Religious Liberty, Forming Communities of Charity

Post-Liberal Religious Liberty: Forming Communities of Charity

Cambridge University Press, 2020

Drawing on Christian thought, from St Augustine to John Milbank, Dr Joel Harrison develops a post-liberal focus on association. He argues that religious liberty facilitates creating communities seeking solidarity, fraternity, and charity – goals that are central to our common good. Read more

Citizenship, migration and refugees

Book cover of Children and Young People in Asylum and Refugee Processes: Towards Best Practice

Children and Young People in Asylum and Refugee Processes: Towards Best Practice

Federation Press, 2020

Leading migration law expert Professor Mary Crock co-authored this book on best practice in the management of children seeking asylum. Read more

Criminal law, justice and criminology

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Self, Others and the State: Relations of Criminal Responsibility

Cambridge University Press, 2020

Professor Arlie Loughnan's latest book draws on research funded by the Australian Research Council. Self, Others and the State explores criminal responsibility from a socio-historical perspective, setting developments in the law against extra-legal developments in responsibility norms and practices. Read more

2018-19 publications