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Friday, 8 December 2017 at 9:00 am - Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 1:00 pm (AWST)

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ECU Collaboration Scheme Symposium: From scientific expertise to regulation of pesticides in Australia and Overseas

Venue: Boardroom 31.447, ECU Joondalup Campus

 

Event Schedule:

Friday 8th December 2017

9.00-9.15 am: Welcome address

Krishna Prasad, Associate Dean Law (ECU) and Assoc. Prof. Elisabeth Lambert, School of Business and Law (ECU)

 

9.15-12.00 am Regulation Issues in Australia and Western Australia

CHAIR: Assoc. Prof. Elisabeth Lambert, SBL (ECU)

  • Mirella Goetzman, Snr Toxicologist - Environmental Health Hazards Unit, Environmental Health Directorate, Public Health and Clinical Services Division, Health Department, Government of Western Australia, The WA Health Department Pesticide Safety Program.
  • Dr Ann-Claire Larsen, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Humanities (ECU), A potent mix: pesticide companies, regulation and conflicts of interest in Australia.
  • Toby Nisbet, Lecturer, SBL (ECU), Regulation of pesticides at the Commonwealth and Western Australian levels: some constitutional issues.
  • Dr Tanzim Afroz, Lecturer, SBL (ECU) and Dr Mostafa Naser, SBL, Lecturer (ECU), Australian approaches to the international regulation of the sale and use of pesticides.

 

11.45-13.00 Lunch Break

 

13.00-15.30 pm: From scientific knowledge to uncertainties or vice-versa

CHAIR: Dr Michael Crowley, Senior Lecturer, SBL (ECU)

  • Assoc. Prof. Jacques Oosthuizen, School of Medical and Health Sciences (ECU), and Dr Martyn Cross, Senior Lecturer, School of Medical and Health Sciences (ECU): Establishing cause, what does that mean from a toxicological perspective?
  • Natalie Hunter, LLM student, School of Medical and Health Sciences (ECU), Pesticides as endocrine disruptors in Australia
  • Michael Lohr, PhD student, School of Science (ECU), Silent night: Prevalence and implications of anticoagulant rodenticide exposure in southern boobooks

 

15.30-16.00: Coffee Break

 

16.00-17.45 pm: About causation: a legal perspective:

CHAIR: Martin Allcock, Lecturer, SBL (ECU)

  • Rupert Johnson, Senior Lecturer, SBL (ECU), and Ken Yin, Lecturer, SBL (ECU): What is the content and extent of a manufacturer of pesticide’s duty to warn of risks attaching to the use of their product?
  • Assoc. Prof. Elisabeth Lambert, SBL (ECU), Reparations of victims of pesticides: the French practise
  • Testimonies from Practitioners: Phil Gleeson, State Managing Principal and Victoria Keays, Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers: Advocates for victims of asbestos.

 

Saturday 9th December:

9.00-11.30 am Perspectives from overseas:

CHAIR: Toby Nisbet, Lecturer, School of Business and Law (ECU, Perth)

  • CANADA: Prof. Sophie Lavallee, Law Faculty, University of Laval (by Adobe connect), Pesticide law in Canada: between federal, provincial and municipal regulations, an effective control system for achieving environmental protection?
  • NEW ZEALAND: Dr Catherine Iorns Magallanes, Reader, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, Regulation of pesticides in New Zealand.
  • SINGAPORE: Assoc. Prof. Irene Lin Heng Lye, (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore), The regulation, control and management of pesticides in Singapore.
  • THE PHILIPPINES: Atty. Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio, Lecturer, (College of Law, University of Cebu), A Critical analysis on the legal and institutional frameworks on pesticides in the Philippines.

 

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

 

12.00-13.00: Round-Table on the Future of our collaboration network (PRIVATE SESSION):

Presentation by Dr Sally Knowles, Office of Research and Innovation (ECU) and Assoc. Prof. Elisabeth Lambert

  • Special Issue in an Environmental Law Journal
  • Preparing a final discussion paper
  • Pursuing collaboration in 2018

 

13.15: Lunch

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ECU Joondalup Campus
Joondalup, WA 6027
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Friday, 8 December 2017 at 9:00 am - Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 1:00 pm (AWST)


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