Workers, a neglected voice in environmental decisions

Lambropoulos, Victoria 2013, Workers, a neglected voice in environmental decisions, Alternative law journal, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 245-249.

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Title Workers, a neglected voice in environmental decisions
Author(s) Lambropoulos, VictoriaORCID iD for Lambropoulos, Victoria
Journal name Alternative law journal
Volume number 38
Issue number 4
Start page 245
End page 249
Total pages 5
Publisher Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1037-969X
Summary The European Aarhus Convention is the only public law convention devoted to public participation in environmental matters. The Convention has application broadly to Australia as many of the Convention’s provisions are reflected in Australian environmental law. The Convention has an ambitious aim being, to engage civil society in effective public participation at all levels of environmental decision-making. Trade unions and workers as members of civil society are granted rights under the Aarhus Convention to participate in environmental decisions. However in spite of this, the trade union movement has largely ignored the Convention. This article examines the potential rights which the Convention grants to trade unions and workers and explores the broader debate regarding the involvement of unions in environmental matters.
Language eng
Field of Research 180103 Administrative Law
180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Socio Economic Objective 940505 Workplace Safety
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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