Title

No way to build a highway: Law, social justice research and the Beeliar Wetlands

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lawbook Co.

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

24051

Comments

Originally published as: Nisbet, T., & Syme, G. J. (2017). No way to build a highway: Law, social justice research and the Beeliar Wetlands. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 34(2), 162-175. Original article can be found here

Abstract

This article demonstrates the role that social justice research can play in all levels of government, facilitating the incorporation of justice principles into statute by the legislature, into decision-making by the Executive, and into the common law of procedural fairness by the judiciary.The recent case of Jacob v Save Beeliar Wetlands (Inc) demonstrates the significance of justice research; not just the dangers of ignoring it, but the many ways in which justice research can advance the law and improve community trust in allocative decision-making.

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