About the Centre
The Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL) was established in 1986. Until 1996 it was known as the Centre for Natural Resources Law, and the teaching program was focused upon laws relating to mining, petroleum and water resources; the legal structure and financing of major resources projects; and some aspects of environmental regulation.
In 1996 substantial changes were made to extend the program. Subjects were added to cover contemporary issues of national and international importance. These include production and distribution of energy; development of infrastructure; environmental impact of energy, resources and infrastructure projects; and indigenous rights over land and waters. Studies focus upon the inter-relationship of government policies, legal and regulatory regimes and administrative practices.
Many of the subjects are highly relevant to international students as well as Australian students.
The increased scope of the graduate teaching program is also reflected in CREEL's research, publishing, seminars and related activities.