Tag Archives: Secure Planet

Devil release (Tom Demmery). Image courtesy of Michelle Power.

Even devils have parasites

Facial Tumours aren’t the only transmissible disease impacting on Tasmanian Devils. Associate Professor Michelle Power and her team have been investigating the ecosystem of microbes devils carry around with them.

Andrew Burke headshot feature

Improving the sentencing of environmental crimes

Environmental crime, such as pollution or clearing native vegetation without approval, is a relatively new area of criminal law. It has unique characteristics which can lead to punishments that don’t fit the crime. An important question for governments around the world is how to design laws that target environmental crime effectively.

Vanuatu 2016 research team: Back left; Roger, Dana, Tom, Sonia   Seated: Kirsten Davies ( academic), Quintin ( external student on Skype) and Chris

Climate Law in the South Pacific

Pacific Island Countries are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, yet they have negligibly contributed to the historical emissions of greenhouse gasses.