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 PhD research, Meg has conducted research for various organisations including the Antarctic, Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, the CSIRO Coastal Collaboration Cluster and RSPCA Australia. She was awarded a Research Fellowship with the Institute for the Study of Social Change in 2016.
Meg has held numerous teaching roles within the Faculty, including coordinating the intensive version of Introduction to Law, tutoring in constitutional law, supervising law honours theses and guest lecturing into various units, including Current Issues in Environmental Law & Policy. She continues to coordinate the elective unit Animal Law.
Meg is particularly interested in mooting, having established an internal UTAS moot competition, coached moot teams at both UTAS and Monash University, and judged in national moot competitions.
She has held positions with various animal law organisations, including the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel (former National/Tasmanian Coordinator), the Animal Law Institute (former Director of Education), the Australian Animal Protection Law Journal and the Voiceless Legal Advisory Council. In 2013, she created and co-ordinated Tasmania's first animal law conference, having been awarded a grant from Voiceless, the animal protection institute. Meg is currently the Secretary of the Australasian Animal Law Teachers’ and Researchers’ Association.
She has been asked to speak at international and national conferences on both animal and environmental law, and is a Member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE).
In recognition of her work, Meg has won various awards including the inaugural RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship 2016, Andrew Inglis Clark Scholarship in Law and History 2016, National Environmental Law Association National Essay Prize 2013, and the Southern Cross Young Achiever Award for Leadership and Innovation 2013.
Meg is currently based in Sydney, working at Voiceless, the animal protection institute as the Senior Program Manager and Legal Counsel. She conducts the charity’s in-house legal work, coordinates the Voiceless Animal Law Education program and delivers guest lectures on animal law at universities across the country.
Good, M, ‘Book Review: Erin O’Donnell, Legal Rights for Rivers: Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance (Routledge, Abingdon 2019) 202 pp’, 12 (1) Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (2021) 138. https://www.elgaronline.com/view/journals/jhre/12-1/jhre.2021.01.10.xml
Good, M, ‘Legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment in Australia: useful, redundant or dangerous?’ in E Daly, L Kotze, J May, C Soyapi, A Kreilhuber, L Ognibene and A Kariuki (eds) New Frontiers in Environmental Constitutionalism, UNEP (2017) [eCite] [Details]
Fields of Research
- Public law (480799)
- Environmental law (480203)
- Social geography (440610)
- Justice and the law (230499)
- Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
Journal Article(6 outputs)
|2018||Good M, 'Could Queensland be the first Australian jurisdiction to recognise the fundamental human right to a healthy environment?', Australian Environment Review, May 2018 pp. 42-46. ISSN 1035-137X (2018) [Professional, Refereed Article]|
|2017||Good M, 'Editor 's Note - Animal Law Education', Legal Education Review, 27, (1) ISSN 1033-2839 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]|
|2014||Good ME, 'Water pollution treated seriously, or seriously in need of treatment?', Precedent, (113) pp. 23-27. ISSN 1449-7719 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]|
|2013||Clarke B, Stocker L, Coffey B, Leith P, Harvey N, et al., 'Enhancing the knowledge-governance interface: coasts, climate and collaboration', Ocean & Coastal Management, 86 pp. 88-99. ISSN 0964-5691 (2013) [Refereed Article]|
Citations: Scopus - 73Web of Science - 63
Co-authors: Leith P; Baxter T; Haward M; Kriwoken L; Shaw J
|2013||Good 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]|
|2011||Good 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]|
Chapter in Book(1 outputs)
|2017||Good M, 'Legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment in Australia: useful, redundant or dangerous?', New Frontiers in Environmental Constitutionalism, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), E Daly, L Kotze, J May, C Soyapi, A Kreilhuber, L Ognibene and A Kariuki (ed), Kenya, pp. 160-174. ISBN 978-92-807-3670-0 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]|
Contract Report, Consultant's Report(1 outputs)
|2011||Good ME, 'Government coastal planning responses to rising sea levels, Australia and overseas', Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems CRC, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]|
|2016||Good M, 'Legal Recognition of the Human Right to a Healthy Environment as a Tool for Environmental Protection in Australia: Useful, Redundant, or Dangerous?' (2016) [PhD]|
Other Public Output(1 outputs)
|2018||Good M, 'Should Australia recognise the human right to a healthy environment?', The Conversation, online, 22 February 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]|