The objective of Environmental Law Publishing is to publish simple and free explanations of the environmental legal system in Australia, particularly in Queensland.

It is a free service provided by Dr Chris McGrath, LLB (Hons), BSc, LLM, PhD, a barrister in Queensland practising in environmental law and a senior lecturer in environmental regulation at The University of Queensland. Contact:


Dr Chris McGrath

Room 423, Chamberlain Building

School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Management

The University of Queensland


Telephone: +61 7 3346 7405


The material on this site provides resources for the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught at The University of Queensland School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Management:

  • International Regulatory Frameworks for Climate Change & Environmental Management (ENVM3104 & ENVM7124)

The case studies provided on this site also form the basis of the course materials for Environmental Litigation (LAWS8187), a postgraduate law course offered by the Australian Centre for Environmental Law (ACEL) at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law in Canberra.



This website is a provided for free as a public service.

The views expressed on this website are the views of the author (unless otherwise stated or cited) and do not represent the views of The University of Queensland, the Australian National University or any other person or institution.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.




Dr Chris McGrath

Photo: Erika Fish, QUT Links