Meg Good

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Meg Good

Adjunct Lecturer

Faculty of Law, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2066 (phone)

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Meg graduated from UTAS with a combined arts/law degree (First Class Hons in Law), majoring in international relations and a PhD in law. She was awarded an Elite Research Scholarship to commence a PhD thesis in environmental law at UTAS, exploring legal implementation of the human right to a healthy environment in Australia.

In addition to her research, Meg has taken on numerous teaching roles within the Faculty, including co-ordinating the intensive version of the foundation law unit 'Introduction to Law'. She has also lectured on a sessional basis in various units, including 'Current Issues in Environmental Law & Policy', and tutored for 7 years in constitutional law. She is currently co-ordinating the unit ‘Animal Law’.

Meg is particularly focussed on animal law, volunteering her time with a number of animal law organisations. She is a former National Co-ordinator of the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel (current Tas Co-ordinator), the Director of Education at the Animal Law Institute, the Chief Editor of the Australian Animal Protection Law Journal, and a member of the Voiceless Legal Advisory Council. In 2013, she created and co-ordinated Tasmania's first animal law conference, with the assistance of a significant grant from Voiceless, the animal protection institute.

She has been asked to speak at national and local animal law and welfare events, including the Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series and the Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference.

In recognition of her work, Meg has won various awards including the National Environmental Law Association National Essay Prize, and the Southern Cross Young Achiever Award for Leadership and Innovation.

Meg is currently based in Sydney, working at Voiceless, the animal protection institute.

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Fields of Research

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
  • Law (180199)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)

Research Objectives

  • Justice and the Law (940499)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)


Total publications


Journal Article

(4 outputs)
2014Good ME, 'Water pollution treated seriously, or seriously in need of treatment?', Precedent, (113) pp. 23-27. ISSN 1449-7719 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

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2013Clarke B, Stocker L, Coffey B, Leith P, Harvey N, et al., 'Enhancing the knowledge-governance interface: coasts, climate and collaboration', Ocean and Coastal Management, 86 pp. 88-99. ISSN 0964-5691 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.02.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Leith P; Baxter T; Haward M; Kriwoken L; Shaw J


2013Good M, 'The River as a legal person: Evaluating nature rights approaches to environmental protection in Australia', National Environmental Law Review, (1) pp. 34-42. ISSN 1445-405X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2011Good M, 'Implementing the Human Right to Water in Australia', University of Tasmania Law Review, 30, (2) pp. 107-143. ISSN 0082-2108 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
2011Good ME, 'Government coastal planning responses to rising sea levels, Australia and overseas', Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems CRC, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]

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