Centre Fellow/Centre Alumni - Lauren Butterly

Lauren is a Senior Solicitor at the Environmental Defenders Office in their Perth office.

Lauren researches in the areas of environmental law and environmental governance, native title, Indigenous rights and administrative law. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts (History) focusing on Indigenous history and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, both from the University of Western Australia (UWA). Following graduation from university, Lauren served as the Principal Associate to Chief Justice Wayne Martin of the Supreme Court of WA and then worked as an environmental law solicitor at a top tier firm in Sydney. Lauren has previously worked as a Lecturer in Law at UNSW, UWA and the Australian National University.

 

Book Chapters

Butterly L; Pepper R, 2018, 'Are Courts Colour Blind to Country? Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Environmental Law and the Australian Judicial System', in Voigt C;Makuch Z (ed.), Courts and the Environment, pp. 211 - 227

Butterly LY; Techera EJ, 2016, 'Critical Linkages: Trans-jurisdictional approaches to advancing Indigenous marine governance', in Holley C;Rayfuse R;Gray J (ed.), Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 79 - 98

Butterly LY; Techera EJ, 2016, 'Critical Linkages: Trans-jurisdictional approaches to advancing Indigenous marine governance', in Holley C;Rayfuse R;Gray J (ed.), Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 79 - 98

Journal articles

Butterly L, 2018, 'Fishing for rights: The water-food nexus and Indigenous fishing in Australia’s Northern Territory', Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, vol. 59, pp. 43 - 60, https://www.americanbar.org/groups/science_technology/publications/jurim...

Butterly L; Pepper R, 2017, 'Are Courts Colour Blind to Country? Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Environmental Law and the Australian Judicial System', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 40, pp. 1313 - 1335

Butterly L; Kwaymullina A;Kwaymullina B, 2017, 'Opportunity is There for the Taking: Legal and Cultural Principles to Re-Start Discussion on Aboriginal Heritage Reform in WA', Australian Law Journal and Reports, pp. 365 - 369

Butterly LY; Kwaymullina A;Kwaymullina B, 2015, 'Opportunity Lost: Changes to Aboriginal Heritage Law in Western Australia', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 8, pp. 24 - 27, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/IndigLawB/2015/9.pdf

Butterly LY, 2013, 'Changing Tack: Akiba and the way forward for indigenous governance of sea country', Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 17, pp. 2 - 22, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=234915685257993;res=IELIND

Butterly LY, 2013, 'Clear Choices in Murky Waters: Leo Akiba on behalf of the Torres Strait Regional Seas Claim Group v Commonwealth of Australia', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 35, pp. 237 - 252, http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/slr_35/slr35_1/09_Butterly.pdf

Butterly LY; Kwaymullina A;Kwaymullina B, 2013, 'Living Texts: A Perspective on Published Sources, Indigenous Research Methodologies and Indigenous Worldviews', International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 13, http://www.isrn.qut.edu.au/publications/internationaljournal/documents/v...

Butterly LY, 2012, 'Keeping the Engine Room Running: Key Themes and Developments in Water Resources Management in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia', The Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, vol. 15, pp. 191 - 218

Media

Butterly L, 2017, A decade on: What happened to the historic Blue Mud Bay case (and why is it in the news again)?, https://auspublaw.org/2017/06/what-happened-to-the-historic-blue-mud-bay...

Brennan S; Butterly L, 2015, Blog post: High Court sharply divided in latest native title case, The Australian Public Law Blog, http://auspublaw.org/2015/06/high-court-sharply-divided-in-latest-native...

Butterly L, 2015, Heritage researchers condemn proposed WA law changes

Butterly L; Richarson B, 2014, Marine park review looks set to repeat past mistakes, https://theconversation.com/marine-park-review-looks-set-to-repeat-past-...

Butterly L, 2014, Commonwealth Marine Parks: Plans or Procrastination?

Butterly L, 2013, Native title rights, regulations and licences: the Torres Strait Sea Claim, https://theconversation.com/native-title-rights-regulations-and-licences...

Butterly L; Duarte C;Kwaymullina B, 2013, Environment Day 2013: Caring for Country, including Sea Country, brings value to society, https://theconversation.com/environment-day-2013-caring-for-country-incl...

Butterly L, 2013, High Court Rules on Fishing, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/high-court-rules-...

Butterly L, 2013, High Court recognizes commercial fishing rights for Torres Strait Islanders, http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2013/s3820058.htm

Other

Butterly L, 2015, Briefing Note: What you need to know before the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review report is released

Butterly L, 2015, Update on Aboriginal heritage in the West: Successful judicial review application and debate surrounding legislative reform

Butterly L; Ruru J, 2014, Indigenous fishing rights

Butterly L, 2014, For the reasons given in Akiba....: Karpany v Dietman [2013] HCA 47

Butterly L, 2013, Unfinished Business in the Straits: Akiba v Commonwealth of Australia [2013] HCA 33

Butterly L; Fearis E, 2012, Casenotes: Public Service Association (SA) Inc v Industrial Relations Commission (SA), Thomson Reuters