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BTX9100

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Wayne Gumley

Synopsis

This unit assists students to understand the regulatory framework supporting a transition to ecologically sustainable development in Australia, including an introduction to the Australian legal system and the role of international law, key principles of common law and relevant statutory schemes for protection of biodiversity, and regulation of pollution, urban and regional planning, environmental impact assessment and regulatory responses to climate change.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and understand the regulatory framework supporting a transition to ecologically sustainable development in Australia
  2. indentify and analyse the application of the principles of ecologically sustainable at common law and under statutory regimes; and
  3. understand the environmental responsibilities of industry and business managers in local and global transactions.

Assessment

Within Semester Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40% (either 2 hours, or a take home paper).

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Wayne Gumley

Contact hours

3 hours per week