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The Tasmanian Dam Case and Australia the Good International Citizen

Rothwell, Donald


In one of the great contests between State and federal power, the Tasmanian Dam Case pitted the immovable object of Tasmania’s commitment to a massive hydro-electric project against the irresistible force of the Commonwealth’s determination to protect the environment. Who would prevail? Was it more important to create jobs and provide cheap power, or to preserve the natural beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness? On whom did the Australian Constitution confer the power to decide this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-03-17
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Tasmanian Dam Case 30 Years On: An Enduring Legacy


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