LAWS5517 Mining Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit is taught as an intensive short course and examines the economics and geology of natural resources in Western Australia; land open for mining and native title; the constitutional framework; public and private ownership of minerals; history, theory and systems of resource disposition; the disposition regime of minerals with respect to exploration and production; review of warden's and ministerial decisions; dealings in resources titles; private royalty interests; and environmental aspects.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify, understand and explain the fundamental principles of mining law; (2) critically analyse and apply principles of mining law and solve problems by applying these principles; (3) communicate effectively and be able to write a clear, structured and concise answer to a problem in mining law; and (4) relate the principles of mining law to social and economic policy.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) opinion paper and (2) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Richard Bartlett
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law (formerly 200.371 Mining and Energy Law 371), LAWS5144 Mining and Energy Law
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27-29 October Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Note
Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Texts and
statutes

Materials and copies of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and the Mining Regulations of Western Australia are supplied at the commencement of this unit.

Bartlett, R. Mining and Energy Law: Course Reader

Reference
material

Australian Energy and Resources Law Journal

Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association yearbooks

Hunt, M. Mining Law in Western Australia, 4th edn: Federation Press 2009

 

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