LAWS6726 Mining Law
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (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
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.