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LOS convention in Australia and senate marine pollution inquiry

Evans, N. (1996) LOS convention in Australia and senate marine pollution inquiry. Environmental Planning Law Journal, 13 (1). p. 5.


The Commonwealth recently legislated to give moving to assert jurisdiction over scientific research effect to the major features of the Law of the Sea and pollution, as provided for by the LOS Convention (LOS Convention). The implementing Convention.4 Even though the convention has statute, the Maritime Legislation Amendment Act now entered into force — thereby providing a 1994 (Cth), incorporates into Australian law those more insistent reason to legislate in this regard parts of the LOS Convention pertaining to the — Australia's approach towards these nonterritorial sea, continental shelf, and exclusive resource aspects has not changed. The relevant economic zone (EEZ). The relevant parts of the Articles of the Convention have received little LOS Convention (Pts II, V and VI respectively) legislative attention by the Commonwealth, have been scheduled in full to the Seas and Jurisdiction with respect to marine scientific Submerged Lands Act 1973 (Cth) — the statute in research is dealt with in Pt XIII of the LOS which offshore jurisdiction is sourced — replacing Convention. The Articles found in this Part are references to treaties dealing with the territorial particularly relevant to Australia in terms of both sea and continental shelf signed at UNCLOS I in resource development opportunities and concerns over 1958.' By adopting the offshore zones provided the environmental impacts of research. Under Art 249 for by the LOS Convention, Australia has brought of the convention coastal States can insist upon having itself into line with dominant international practice...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Thomson Reuters
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