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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3070

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105339

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To provide students with an understanding of the Australian energy sector and the impact of domestic and international legal and policy developments, reflecting world-wide concerns over diminishing natural resources, market fluctuations; ownership; security of energy supply; the environmental hazards of energy production and consumption; and corporate responsibility.

Course content

  1. Legal and regulatory frameworks of the electricity, gas and renewable energy sectors in Australia, including the National Electricity Rules and the Natural Gas Law and Rules
  2. The structure of the existing energy markets in Australia and the impact of the new policy, governance and regulatory framework of the Australian Energy Market; and the role of the Australian Energy Regulator
  3. The role of the key stakeholders in the Australian Energy Market and developments in corporate reporting and responsibility
  4. The adverse impact of energy production and consumption on the environment, in particular greenhouse gas emissions, and international imperatives
  5. Domestic responses to dealing with environmental harm and the energy sector; the development of the emissions trading scheme, carbon capture and renewable energy targets
  6. Ownership and security of energy supply

Textbook(s)

Lyster R & Bradbrook A 2006, Energy law and the environment, Cambridge University Press, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have complete 72 units of study.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 3 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Student participation, comprising of weekly critical reflections (10%) and participation in online/class discussions and questions on student presentations (10%) 1000 words 20% N/A
Presentation in pairs on weekly topic 300 word bibliography 20% 20 minutes
Research Paper 3500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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