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Type: Journal article
Title: Earth jurisprudence and the Murray-Darling: the future of a river
Author: Burdon, P.
Citation: Alternative Law Journal�, 2012; 37(2):82-85
Publisher: Legal Service Bulletin Co. Ltd.
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1037-969X
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Peter D. Burdon
Abstract: This article critiques the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan from the perspective of an emerging theory of law termed Earth Jurisprudence. While the Draft Plan purports to be concerned with ecological management, this paper argues that it actually legitimizes the continued exploitation of the Murray-Darling. Next, the paper considers an alternative approach to ecosystem management that is based on the scientific concept of ‘Ecological Integrity’. This approach views the Murray-Darling as an interconnected hole and demands that its ecological needs receive the highest priority.
Keywords: Murray-Darling River system
environmental policy
environmental law
earth jurisprudence
wild law
water law
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.1177/1037969X1203700203
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