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belief

belief  

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Any proposition (1) that is accepted as true on the basis of inconclusive evidence. A belief is stronger than a baseless opinion but not as strong as an item of knowledge. More generally, belief is ...
best practicable means

best practicable means  

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In environment law, the statutory obligation to use up-to-date and effective methods for reducing detrimental environmental effects. In practice (and more generally) this involves weighing the costs ...
biodiversity

biodiversity  

A term that came into widespread use in the 1980s, which describes all aspects of biological diversity, especially species richness, ecosystem complexity, and genetic variation.
Commentators and commentary

Commentators and commentary  

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Two major themes—explorations of past performances and guidance towards or prophecies of future endeavours—flow from analyses and evaluations of the High Court, its Justices and judicial opinions. ...
Commonwealth legislative powers

Commonwealth legislative powers  

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The Constitutions of the USA and Canada provided, for the framers of the Australian Constitution, two different models of federalism. The effect of the Canadian scheme, in the British North ...
criminal law

criminal law  

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In Anglo‐Saxon and Norman England, there was no distinction between criminal and civil law. Violence, or the causing of damage or harm to another's person or property, was subject to savage penalties ...
Daryl Michael Dawson

Daryl Michael Dawson  

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(born 12 December 1933; Justice, 1982–97)was born in Melbourne and educated at Canberra High School. He graduated with a first class honours degree in law from the University of ...
easement

easement  

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N.A right enjoyed by the owner of land (the dominant tenement) to a benefit from other land (the servient tenement). An easement benefits and binds the land itself and therefore continues despite any ...
Energy and Natural Resources Law

Energy and Natural Resources Law  

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Natural resources used in the production of energy constitute a fuel cycle, with environmental effects, from the exploration and extraction of resources through their consumption and use. It would ...
environmental Impact Assessment

environmental Impact Assessment  

(EIA)A formal assessment of the environmental impacts that are likely to arise from major activities such as new legislation or a new policy, programme, or project. The results of the assessment are ...
ethics

ethics  

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(Greek, ethos, character)The study of the concepts involved in practical reasoning: good, right, duty, obligation, virtue, freedom, rationality, choice. Also the second-order study of the ...
groundwater

groundwater  

All water found under the surface of the ground which is not chemically combined with any minerals present, but not including underground streams. The GroundWaterSoftware.com newsletter is really ...
impact of Court's decisions on Economy

impact of Court's decisions on Economy  

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The decisions of the High Court on the constitutional validity of Commonwealth and state laws have had a significant impact on the Australian economy. The operation of the federal system ...
impact of Court's decisions on Federalism

impact of Court's decisions on Federalism  

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The federal balance in Australia bears little relationship to that which existed at the beginning of the twentieth century or which seemed to be envisaged by the framers of the ...
intergenerational equity

intergenerational equity  

The principle that the present generation should pass on to future generations enough natural resources and sufficient environmental quality that they can enjoy at least a comparable quality of life, ...
International Cooperation

International Cooperation  

International cooperation refers to processes of policy coordination by which states and other entities (such as multinational corporations or nongovernmental organizations) adjust their behavior to ...
international law

international law  

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The system of law regulating the interrelationship of sovereign states and their rights and duties with regard to one another. In addition, certain international organizations (such as the United ...
law and science

law and science  

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The earliest interactions between what we think of as law and what we think of as science took place in the context of religion. Ancient religious institutions and their priesthoods ...
Political impact of Court's decisions

Political impact of Court's decisions  

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The decisions of the High Court can have a direct and profound impact, particularly on the lives of the litigants (see, for example, the Chamberlain Case (1984), the Irish Envoys ...
precautionary principle

precautionary principle  

A proactive method of dealing with the environment based on the idea that if the costs of current activities are uncertain but are potentially both high and irreversible then society should take ...

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