John Southalan is an Adjunct Professor (UWA and Murdoch), barrister (WA Bar Association) and mediator (NMAS). His practice and research focusses on disputes in the extractives sector, government regulation and human rights. 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. Recent publications include: ‘The FPIC Fixation: Indigenous – Mining Law, Internationally and Australia’, 2009/3 Rocky Mountains Mineral Law Foundation Mineral Law Series 22-A; ‘WA and National Policy Guidance on Extractives Regulation’ 38(1) Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal 73; ‘Human rights and business lawyers: the 2011 watershed’ 90(12) Australian Law Journal 889; ‘Parliamentary-ratified agreements in the resources sector’ in Long Term Contracts (Federation Press); and Mining Law and Policy: International Perspectives (Federation Press).

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