Faculty of Law

Tom Baxter

Tom Baxter

Mr Tom Baxter


BEc/LLB(Hons)(Tas), GradCertLegPrac(Tas), LLM(ANU), FGIA, FCIS

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Faculty of Business, Commerce Building
Room Reference 423
Telephone +61 3 6226 2803
Fax +61 3 6226 7845
Email Tom.Baxter@utas.edu.au


Tom is a full-time lecturer in the University of Tasmania's School of Business and Economics (TSBE) and a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law.

His professional background and other UTAS information are at his TSBE profile at the Faculty of Business.

His publications are listed at Web Access Research Portal (WARP)

His thesis is titled ‘A Law Unto Themselves: Australian Regulation of Forestry Operations’.
The thesis examines federal environmental regulation of Australian forestry operations, in particular the exclusion of regional forest agreement forestry operations from Australia’s omnibus environmental statute, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). The thesis considers whether the Regional Forest Agreement Act 2002 (Cth) is an adequate alternative legislative regime to meet Australia’s international environmental obligations. By reference to relevant litigation and Tasmanian case studies, the thesis argues that Australian environmental regulation of forestry operations is currently inadequate. Thus, law reform is needed to ensure Australia meets its international legal obligations.