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Dr Alex Wawryk
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B.Ec (Hons) (First Class) University of Adelaide
LL.B (Hons) (First Class) University of Adelaide
Ph.D (Law) University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia
Awards & Achievements
2013, Barbara Kidman Research Fellowhip.
2003, Geoffrey Willoughby Prize, for an article of outstanding merit published in the International Bar Association's Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.
2002, University of Adelaide Law School, Bonython Prize for the Best Orginal Postgraduate Thesis.
1998, Baker Scholarship in Law.
1997-2000, Australian Postgraduate Award.
Mining and Energy Law
International Energy Law
Laws regulating the development of renewable energy.
Wind energy and the law.
Oil and gas law.
Mining and the environment.
2003 Small Australian Research Council Grant
Project: Designing a code of conduct for corporate social responsibility in the international oil industry.
2003 Internal Grant Scheme
Project: Analysing South Australia’s planning legislation as it applies to offshore developments, particularly offshore wind energy, including a comparison with the new United Kingdom offshore planning regime.
2002 Small University Research Grant
Project: Analysing the effectiveness of the states’ legal frameworks for developing wind energy facilities.
"Solar and Wind" in Richard Ottinger, Adrian Bradbrook Lal Kurukulasuriya, Karl Rabago and Mark Radka (eds), UN Environment Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws (United Nations Environment Program 2016) 169-220.
"Petroleum Regulation in an International Context: the Universality of Petroleum Regulation and the Concept of Lex Petrolea" in Tina Hunter (ed), Regulation of the Upstream Petroleum Sector: A Comparative Study of Licensing and Concession Systems (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2015) 3-35.
"International Energy Law as an Academic Discipline" in Paul Babie and Paul Leadbeter (eds), Law as Change: Engaging with the Life and Scholarship of Adrian Bradbrook (University of Adelaide Press, 2014) 223-255.
"The Regulation of Oil Spills from Offshore Installations" in Kim Talus (ed), Research Handbook on International Energy Law (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2014) 548-592.
"Solar Energy and Wind Energy" in Lal Kurukulasuriya, Mark Radka, Richard L. Ottinger and Adrian J. Bradbrook (eds), UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources (United Nations Environment Program, 2007) 139-178.
“Minimizing the Environmental and Cultural Impacts of Oil Operations in Emerging Economies: Transnational Oil Companies and Voluntary International Environmental Standards” in Barbara Hoffman (ed), Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 264-282.
“Green Pricing and Green Power Marketing: Demand-Side Mechanisms for Promoting ‘Green Power’ in Deregulated Electricity Markets” in Adrian Bradbrook, Rosemary Lyster, Richard Ottinger and Wang Xi (eds), The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2005) 138-155.
“Regulating Transnational Corporations Through Corporate Codes of Conduct” in Scott Pegg and George Frynas (eds), Transnational Corporations and Human Rights (Palgrave, 2003) 53-78.
“Green Pricing and Green Power Marketing: Demand-Side Mechanisms for Promoting ‘Green Power’ in Deregulated Electricity Markets” in Adrian Bradbrook and Richard Ottinger (eds), Energy Law and Sustainable Development (World Conservation Union, 2003) 203-215.
A Bradbrook and A Wawryk, “Legal Issues Relating to Electricity Production by Offshore Wind Turbines” in Catania P, Golchert B and Zhou C (eds), Energy 2000: The Beginning of a New Millennium (Technomic Publishing Co Ltd, Pennsylvania and Balaban International Science Publishers, L’Aquila, Italy, 2000) 1069-1080.
A Wawryk and P Leadbeter, "Deepwater Drilling off the Coast of South Australia: Liability for Offshore Oil and Gas Pollution" (2016) 33 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 555-584.
A Wawryk and J Podgorelec, "The Establishment of a Radioactive Waste Facility in Australia: the Need for Free, Prior and Informed Consent" (2016) 31(6) Australian Environment Review 220-225.
A Wawryk, J Podgorelec and P Burdon, "Siting a Nuclear Waste Facility and Matters of Consent" (2016) 38(3) Law Society Bulletin 20-22.
A Wawryk and K Van Hende,"Civil Liability for Spills from Oil Rigs: The Development of Bilateral and Regional Principles"  Lloyd's Maritime and Commerical Law Quarterly 216.
A Wawryk and K Van Hende, "The Internationalisation of Liability Regimes for Offshore Oil Exploration and Production" (2014) 54 APPEA Journal 209-230.
"Conservation and Access to Land in Protected Areas: the Conflict over Mining in South Australia's Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary" (2014) 26 Oxford Journal of Environmental Law 291-317.
Journal Commentary, "The 2013 Australian Federal Election: Implications for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources" (2014) 32 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 81-103.
"Recent Changes to the Commonwealth Offshore Petroleum Legislation: Strengthening Environmental Liability, Compliance and Enforcement Provisions" (2013) 27 Australia and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal 49-68.
P Leadbeter and A Wawryk, 'Is the Fox Still Guarding the Henhouse? Mining and Environmental Protection in South Australia' (2013) 30 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 3-31.
"The Montara Oil Spill: Implications and Future Challenges for the Offshore Petroleum Regulatory Regime" (2012) 3 Oil Gas and Energy Law, www.ogel.com.
"Legislating for Offshore Wind Energy in South Australia" (2011) 28 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 265-296.
A Wawryk and A Bradbrook, “Australian Initiatives Promoting Renewable Energy Resources in Electricity Generation” (2005) Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 188-204.
“Planning For Wind Energy: Controversy Over Wind Farms In Coastal Victoria” (2004) 9 Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy 103-143.
“The Development Process for Wind Farms in South Australia” (2002) 19 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 333-354.
“The Adoption of International Environmental Standards by Transnational Oil Companies: Reducing the Impact of Oil Operations In Emerging Economies” (2002) 20 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 402-434. Published with variations as “Improving the Operations of Transnational Oil Companies in Emerging Economies”, University of Dundee, Centre for Petroleum, Mining and Energy Internet Journal, vol 13, December 2002, http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/journal/html/volume13.html.
A Bradbrook and A Wawryk, “Government Initiatives Promoting Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation in Australia” (2002) 25 University of New South Wales Law Journal 124-159.
A Bradbrook and A Wawryk, “The Legal Regime Governing the Exploitation of Offshore Wind Energy in Australia” (2001) 18 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 30-45.
A Bradbrook and A Wawryk, “Energy, Sustainable Development and Motor Fuels: Legal Barriers to the Use of Ethanol” (1999) 16 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 196-211.
A Bradbrook and A Wawryk, “Legislative Implementation of Financial Mechanisms to Improve Motor Vehicle Fuel Efficiency” (1998) 22 Melbourne University Law Review 537-563.
A Bradbrook and A Wawryk, “Constitutional Implications of the Restructuring of the Australian Electricity Industry” (1996) 3 Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy 179-270.
"Fishing and the Development of Offshore Wind Farms in Australia", presented to the Second International Conference on National Laws and Policy for Offshore Wind Energy, Taipei, Taiwan, 26-27 October 2016.
"The Legal Framework for the Development of Offshore Wind Power in Australia", presented to the International Conference for a Comprehensive Legal Framework for the Development of Offshore Wind Power Around the World", Taipei, Taiwan, 21-23 August 2016.
"The Establishment of a Legal Regime for Offshore Wind Energy in Australia: Major Issues and Challenges", presented to the International Workshop on National Laws and Policy for Offshore Wind Energy, Taipei, Taiwan, 15 December 2015.
A Wawryk and K Van Hende, 'The Internationalization of Liability Regimes for Offshore Petroleum Exploration and Production', presented to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration (APPEA) Annual Conference, Perth, Wednesday 9 April 2014.
"The Mining Act 1971 (SA)", presented to the Law Society of South Australia and the Adelaide Law Masters Program Mining Law Conference, Friday May 2011, Adelaide.
"Planning for Offshore Wind Energy in South Australia: A Comparative Review with the United Kingdom", presented to the conference Law and Policy to Advance Renewable Energy: A Comparative Colloquium, 29-30 November 2010, ANU Centre for European Studies, Canberra.
"The Legal Framework for Developing Wind Farms in South Australia", National Planning Congress, Adelaide 2003.
Panelist, 'Recent Developments on the Study of the Lex Petrolea', Second Houston Annual Conference on Oil and Gas Investment Arbitration, University of Houston Law Centre, 30 October 2015.
Adelaide Law School Public Policy Law and Research Unit, Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015, September 2015, written by Dr. Peter Burdon, Dr. Alex Wawryk, Dr. Judith Bannister and Mr. Paul Leadbeter, Senior Lecturers at the Adelaide Law School, and Mr David Cole, Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Law, Flinders University Law School.
Adelaide Law School Public Policy Law and Research Unit, Submission to the SA Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, July 2015, Issues Paper Four: Management, Storage, and Disposal of Nuclear and Radioactive Waste, Topic C: Risks and Opportunities, written by Mr John Podgorelec, with contributions by Dr Peter Burdon and Dr Alex Wawryk.
K Van Hende and A Wawryk, Case Note, "Gross Negligence under the US Clean Water Act and General Maritime Law: In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, (MDL 2179) 'Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Phase One Trial', Rec Doc 13,355, --- F Supp @d --, 2014 WL 4375933 (ED La, 4 September 2014)" (2014) Australia and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal 124-136.
A Wawryk and K Van Hende, "Trends in Liability and Compensation for Oil Spills from Offshore Installations", PESA News, October-November 2014, 2-5.
Law Society of South Australia
Australian Natural Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA)
Environmental Defenders Office (SA) Inc
World Conservation Union (IUCN) Member of the Commission of Environmental Law Specialist Group on Energy and Energy Law and Climate Change
Member, Institute of Mining and Energy Resources, University of Adelaide
Fellow, Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre, University of Adelaide
Associate Editor, Oil Gas and Energy Law (OGEL), www.ogel.com
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