JOHN SOUTHALAN

JOHN SOUTHALAN


118 Railway Road, West Perth, AUSTRALIA
PO Box 3248, East Perth WA 6892, AUSTRALIA


9226 0358


john@southalan.net

John is a barrister in the Western Australian Bar Association. He advises and represents clients regarding resources issues in both litigious and non-litigious matters. John has considerable experience in in contract drafting and disputes, mining applications, compensation obligations & structures, and occupational health & safety. His work has also covered mining regulation in advising regulators, mining companies, land owners, communities and non-government organisations. John has assisted various government agencies (in Australia and internationally) on mining law reform.

John is an adjunct academic with the Universities of Dundee (Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy) and Western Australia, Murdoch and Curtin. He researches and teaches in mining regulation and also on human rights and resources. John has published and presented on topics including human rights and business, mining regulation, climate change, Indigenous rights, minerals taxation, CSR regulation, and mining agreements.

John is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, International Bar Association, International Law Association, Law Society of Western Australia, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and Western Australian Bar Association. He undertakes extensive volunteer work including for the Environmental Defender’s Office of Western Australia Inc (volunteer lawyer), the Burma Lawyers’ Council (adviser & trainer), and a committee member of the WA Branch Committee (AMPLA), and Indigenous Issues Committee (Australian Bar Association). John is also a member of the Academic Network for the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises. He has acted as a peer-reviewer for the Academy of Finland and for numerous publishers and academic journals.

John holds a law degree from the University of Western Australia and MBA in Mineral Resource Management from the University of Dundee. He previously worked with the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Land Council (Pilbara & Perth, Australia), Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (Dundee, Scotland), Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (Sydney, Australia) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Perth, Australia).

118 Railway Road, West Perth, AUSTRALIA
PO Box 3248, East Perth WA 6892, AUSTRALIA


9226 0358


john@southalan.net

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Regulation of the resources sector

Members of Resources Law Network provided a submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into Resources Sector Regulation. The submission identified issues regarding best-practice arrangements and urged a broadening scope of study. The full Resources Law Network...

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