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Dr Alex Wawryk
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B.Ec (Hons) University of Adelaide
LL.B (Hons) 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
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.
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.
A Wawryk, ‘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) pp 139-178.
A Wawryk, “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) pp 264-282.
A Wawryk, “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) pp 138-155.
A Wawryk, “Regulating Transnational Corporations Through Corporate Codes of Conduct” in Scott Pegg and George Frynas (eds), Transnational Corporations and Human Rights (Palgrave, 2003) pp 53-78.
A Wawryk, “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) pp 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, "The Montara Oil Spill: Implications and Future Challenges for the Offshore Petroleum Regulatory Regime" (2012) 3 Oil Gas and Energy Law, www.ogel.com.
A Wawryk, "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.
A Wawryk, “Planning For Wind Energy: Controversy Over Wind Farms In Coastal Victoria” (2004) 9 Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy 103-143.
A Wawryk, “The Development Process for Wind Farms in South Australia” (2002) 19 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 333-354.
A Wawryk, “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.
"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 Kongdon", presented to the conference Law and Policy to Advance Renewable Energy: A Comparative Colloquium, 29-30 November 2012, ANU Centre for European Studies, Canberra.
"The Legal Framework for Developing Wind Farms in South Australia", National Planning Congress, Adelaide 2003.
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
Associate Editor, International Bar Association's Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law
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