Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Journal article
Title: Can the High Court save the Murray River?
Author: Webster, A.
Williams, J.
Citation: Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 2012; 29(4):281-296
Publisher: L B C Information Services
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0813-300X
Statement of
Adam Webster and John M Williams
Abstract: Since before Federation, South Australian politicians have claimed that their colony (and later State) has a legal right to a share of the water from the Murray River. Recently, South Australian Premiers have said that, should current negotiations fail to produce a satisfactory outcome for the State, they may challenge the Basin Plan in the High Court to assert South Australia's legal claim to a share of the waters of the Murray. This article explores the role that the High Court has played in resolving disputes in times of crisis, and examines whether the High Court of Australia would have jurisdiction over an interstate water dispute. Finally, the article considers the legal basis for South Australia's claim to a "fair share" of the waters of the Murray River.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest
Law publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.