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Environmental law  


Environmental law

AGS's expertise in legal matters relating to the environment, climate change and water is outstanding and expansive.

Our lawyers have been vital advisers to government on major legislative initiatives, advising and assisting with the design of legislation including:

  • the initial Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and  the amendment to that Act as the Government implements its response to the Hawke review of the EPBC Act
  • the Water Act 2007 and amendments to it in 2008
  • the clean energy legislation including the carbon price and the carbon farming initiative and the establishment of the Clean Energy Regulator
  • the Product Stewardship Act 2011.

Our legislative experts advise extensively on interpretation of Commonwealth and State environmental legislation.

Our commercial lawyers regularly advise on environmental issues in property transactions such as infrastructure projects and land disposal projects.

  Greg Prutej Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7481
  Leah Edwards Senior General Counsel 02 6274 1391
  Helen Neville Senior General Counsel 02 6274 1358
  Robyn Briese Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7569
  Alice Kingsland Counsel 02 6253 7012
  Simon Konecny Deputy General Counsel Commercial 02 9581 7585
  Andrew Miles Deputy General Counsel Commercial 02 6253 7100
  Helen Chisholm Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7588
  Rob Cole Senior Lawyer 03 9242 1392