Deakin Law School news bites
Deakin Law School Director of Research, Professor Samantha Hepburn today delivered a submission at the Parliamentary Comission regarding onshore development of unconventional gas in Victoria.
The objective of Onshore Unconventional Gas Regulation: Land Access, Compensation and Environmental Management is to assess and review the existing regulatory and policy framework in Victoria for unconventional gas development and to consider how that framework may be strengthened to respond more effectively to the core social and environmental concerns impacting Victoria.
The full submission can be accessed on the Deakin Law School research webpage.
Deakin Law School Professor Christoph Antons has published a book chapter on 'Epistemic Communities and the "People without History'" The Contribution of Intellectual Property Law to the "Safeguarding" of Intangible Cultural Heritage ' in 'Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests and Intersections', edited by Irene Calboli and Srividhya Ragavan.
The book was reviewed in 'The Hindu', one of the leading daily newspapers in India. The review is available at on their website. The book is published by Cambridge University Press and can be purchased on their website.
Professor Mirko Bagaric gave a keynote presentation at the eleventh annual Reintegration Puzzle Conference, held in Brisbane on 6 August 2015. The conference focused on alternatives to prison and the issues which result in the over-representation of particular groups, such as Indigenous Australians, in the prison system.
Bagaric’s presentation examined the increasing prison population in the Australian and advanced solutions to the problem, including how to address the fact that Indigenous Australians are incarcerated at a rate of 12 times higher than the rest of the population.