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An Empirical Evaluation of Environmental Citizen Suits under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

Macintosh, Andrew; Roberts, Heather; Constable, Amy


Since the early 1970s, many jurisdictions have broadened legal standing rules to encourage environmental citizen suits and improve compliance with public rights. Although now widely adopted, expanded standing provisions are frequently criticised on the grounds they can give rise to significant social costs. This article sheds light on the costs associated with expanded standing provisions by evaluating the impacts of citizen suits taken under the Australian Government’s principal environmental...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Sydney Law Review


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