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Lawyers in Australia's coal seam gas debate: A study of participation in recorded community forums

Turton, David

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Seeking to encourage greater scrutiny of lawyers in Australia's coal seam gas (CSG) debate, this paper analyses lawyer-community interaction at six recorded CSG community forums held between 2011 and 2014. Using the concept of a lawyer as a 'translator' of client concerns from the legal geography literature and viewing the identified forums as informal exchanges of legal knowledge, it is argued that lawyers informed audience members about land access laws relating to CSG, translated audience...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98541
Source: The Extractive Industries and Society
DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2015.06.010

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