LSS presents - The Environment and the Law
4 May, 2016
Room G23, 29 Ancora Imparo Way - Building 6 (The Education Building)
Law Students Society
The Social Justice and Equity team are bringing you the third and final seminar for Semester 1.
The Environment is something that impacts us all, whether we are passionate about protecting it or not. Climate change is a real issue that governments and laws are failing to adequately address. Mining companies are being allowed to abandon mines that are in close proximity to residential areas. Coal mines are still being opened, and the Great Barrier Reef continues to be bleached. Big banks continue to invest in fossil fuels, and whilst other countries take action on these issues, the Australian response has been rather lacklustre.
If you want to know more about how Environmental Law operates in Australia, and the current issues being focused on by the leading environmental bodies, this is the seminar that you should attend.
Myriam Amiet-Knottenbelt is the President of the Victorian Environmental Law Student Network. She will talk about opportunities to be involved in the VELSN and their upcoming events.
Nicola Rivers is an environmental lawyer who has worked as the Director for Advocacy and Research at Environmental Justice Australia (formerly Environmental Defenders Office Victoria), previously advised the Federal and Western Australian Governments as a lawyer and policy officer and is currently holding an elected position on the Australian Conservation Foundation Council. She has completed a fellowship with the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and has extensive experience with campaign planning and community empowerment.
If you have any questions that you would like Nicola or Myriam to address, please post them here or email email@example.com
In addition to hearing about Environmental Law, your LSS will be taking this opportunity to introduce and BRAND NEW SJE initiative: The SJE Award!
This will be a monetary award to be given to an initiative which can be won by a student who has made a significant contribution to something in the social justice sphere.
See you on Wednesday, when we will reveal how to apply and whether you might be who we are looking for.