LAWS6726 Mining Law

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit 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; the review of warden's and ministerial decisions; dealings in resources titles; private royalty interests; and environmental aspects.
Students are able to identify and explain the fundamental principles of mining law and critically analyse and apply principles of mining law.
This comprises a 5000- to 6000-word research paper, and an opinion on a problem not exceeding 4000 words.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Richard Bartlett
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period Wednesday 30 October to Friday 1 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-5_2019]
Teaching dates for this unit are as follows: 8 to 10 November 2017. Refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Texts and

Materials and copies of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and the Mining Regulations of Western Australia can be purchased at the Co-op bookstore.

Bartlett, R. Mining and Energy Law: Course Reader


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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