Mining law : Law School : The University of Western Australia

Law School

Mining law

Perth High Rises

Executive Education

This workshop will provide an intensive course of study on Mining Law in Western Australia. It is designed to be a comprehensive review for lawyers, for professionals and business people, non-government organisations and government administrators working in or with Mining Law.

The three day workshop will be held at The University of Western Australia Law School. It will comprise six sessions covering the range of topics indicated in the program. There will be a session each morning and afternoon comprising a lecture followed by a tutorial discussion of a problem raising the issues of law presented in the lecture.

Topics include:

  • economics and geology of natural resources in Western Australia
  • land open for mining and native title
  • the constitutional framework
  • public and private ownership of minerals
  • history, theory and systems of resource disposition
  • the disposition regime of minerals with respect to exploration and production
  • dealings in resources titles
  • environmental aspects.

A full set of reading materials will be distributed. Plenary sessions, in the form of lectures interspersed with class discussion, will be supplemented by small-group sessions examining in greater detail concrete or topical problems in the framing or application of the law. 

Details and Registration

3 day short course: 7-9 November 2018
Venue: The University of Western Australia

1.06, Law Lecture Theatre, Law Building
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $2,530.00 x 3 day short course
Registration: Program brochure (2018)

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Workshop presenter and short course coordinator

Prof Richard BartlettRichard Bartlett LLB Leeds, LLM Alta., PhD W.Aust.

Richard is Co-Director of the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law and teaches Mining and Energy Law. Richard has taught and practised in the area of native title, mining, oil and gas and natural resources law in Canada and Australia for over 35 years. Richard’s research interests include native title, water law and mining law, with particular reference to resource development and native title, and the law in relation to water resources of Western Australia..

Guest Speakers

  • Lecturers and tutors will be drawn from experts in mining law from the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law, AMPLA (WA) and the Department of Industry & Resources.
  • Other leading specialists in oil and gas law drawn from private practice and in-house counsel.

Continuing Professional Points (CPD)

  • Full attendance entitles a legal practitioner to claim six points in Competency Areas 2 and 4


Professor Richard Bartlett, +61 8 6488 2953

Before registration closing date - an administrative charge of 20% of registration will be deducted
After registration closing date and up to one day before the event - a cancellation fee of 50% will apply
No refund is available for non-attendance