Samantha Hepburn

Samantha Hepburn

Director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Law, Deakin Law School, Deakin University
Samantha Hepburn teaches:
- Mining and Energy Law
- Property and Land Law
- Native Title
- Environmental Property including: water rights, indigenous environmental law, and the propertisation of carbon interests

Her research interests include:
-Unconventional gas regulation
-Climate Change Jurisprudence
- Property and Land Law
- Native title
- environmental property including: water rights, indigenous environmental law, and the propertisation of carbon interests.

Samantha completed her doctorate at the University of Melbourne. She has taught and researched at Monash, the Australian National University and Deakin University. Samantha has published extensively in her area of research. She has just written a book for Cambridge University Press on Mining and Energy Law and Policy in Australia. She has also written in the U.S on unconventional gas regulation and carbon capture sequestration regulation.

Yes, the government's price cap is overly generous to gas producers. But it was necessary

Dec 19, 2022 16:35 pm UTC| Economy

To tackle the energy crisis about to send our bills skywards, the Albanese government last week capped gas prices temporarily in the east coast market, proposing a figure of A$12 per gigajoule. A gigajoule of gas has the...

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The 'gas trigger' won't be enough to stop our energy crisis escalating. We need a domestic reservation policy

Aug 03, 2022 00:59 am UTC| Economy

Australias east coast gas crisis is set to sharply worsen. A new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) notes supply conditions will deteriorate significantly in 2023 if no action is taken....

4 reasons why a gas-led economic recovery is a terrible, naïve idea

Aug 26, 2020 11:20 am UTC| Economy

Australias leading scientists today sent an open letter to Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, speaking out against his support for natural gas. Finkel has said natural gas plays a critical role in Australias transition to...



Pokémon Shirts Sale Ends as Original Stitch Shuts Down Its Business

Pokemon Shirts brand was only launched four years ago under the Original Stitch label. The new line of dress shirts was successful upon debut and offered many designs to customers. The brand also expanded its Pokemon...

Apple to Shutdown My Photo Stream Service in July

Apple Inc. is reportedly discontinuing its My Photo Stream service because it is no longer necessary. This is because the iPhone maker is already offering iCloud Photos, which provides the same function. According to PC...

Porsche Debuts Two New eBike in Collaboration With Rotwild

Porsche AG, a German vehicle maker that specializes in high-performance luxury sports cars, sedans, and SUVs, has expanded its business to include the production of eBikes. Now it has added two new models of electric bikes...

POSCO to Create Own ChatGPT AI Tool Alternative for Internal Use

POSCO Group, a leading steel manufacturer based in South Korea, revealed it will create its own AI tool thatll replace OpenAIs ChatGPT in the company. With this move, the company just joined LG Electronics and Samsung...

Mid-Flight Incident Leads Asiana Airlines to Suspend Sale of Emergency Exit Seats

Asiana Airlines made the decision to suspend the selling of tickets for seats near the aircrafts emergency exit doors. This comes after a passenger suddenly unlocked the hatch while the plane was in mid-air. As per The...


South Korea Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Man Who Opened Plane Door Mid-Air

A court in South Korea has reportedly issued an arrest warrant for the man aboard an Asiana Airlines flight who opened the plane door mid-air. The man was charged with violating the Aviation Security Act. South Koreas...

UK: Northern Ireland Police Charge Seven Men With Attempted Murder of Detective

The police in Northern Ireland have charged seven men with attempted murder following the shooting of a senior detective in the region. This comes as law enforcement has been sporadically attacked by fringe groups in the...

US: Biden, McCarthy Reach Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling

Following several rounds of talks, US President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached a deal that would clear the way for Congress to raise the debt ceiling. The deal is likely going to draw...

Afghanistan: Three Killed in Clash at Iran-Afghanistan Border

A clash at the border Afghanistan shares with Iran has resulted in at least three people being killed. While the cause of the conflict was not determined, it also comes at a time when the neighboring countries are at odds...


Astronomers detected two major targets with a single telescope – a mysterious signal and its source galaxy

Astronomers have been working to better understand the galactic environments of fast radio bursts (FRBs) intense, momentary bursts of energy occurring in mere milliseconds and with unknown cosmic origins. Now, a study...

Biodegradable plastic in clothing doesn't break down nearly as quickly as hoped – new research

Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Over 100 million tonnes of plastic enters the environment each year, with more than 10 million tonnes ending up in our oceans....

Gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after 3 years of upgrades – how the world's most sensitive yardstick reveals secrets of the universe

After a three-year hiatus, scientists in the U.S. have just turned on detectors capable of measuring gravitational waves - tiny ripples in space itself that travel through the universe. Unlike light waves, gravitational...

Why don't rocks burn?

While many rocks dont burn, some of them do. It depends on what the rocks are made of and thats related to how they were formed. There are three main rock types: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. These rocks are...

Quantum physics proposes a new way to study biology – and the results could revolutionize our understanding of how life works

Imagine using your cellphone to control the activity of your own cells to treat injuries and disease. It sounds like something from the imagination of an overly optimistic science fiction writer. But this may one day be a...


Bandai Namco Issues Apology for Unintentional 'Tekken 8' Bryan Fury Reveal

Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco accidentally spills secret details of their highly anticipated game, Tekken 8, revealing a fresh addition to the games fighter roster. Bandai Namco admitted that it was responsible for...

US Solicitor General Backs Google in Supreme Court Song Lyrics Case

US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said that the US Supreme Court should not review a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of Alphabets Google LLC against song-lyric website Genius over alleged copying...

US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court To Reject Appeal of Apple-Caltech Patent Case

US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar urged the US Supreme Court to reject Apple Inc and Broadcom Incs appeal of their $1.1 billion trial loss to the California Institute of Technology in a patent infringement...

AI is helping us read ancient Mesopotamian literature

[… who s]aw the Deep, […] the country, [who] knew […], […] all […] [… who] saw the Deep, […] the country, [who] knew […], […] all...

What is 'ethical AI' and how can companies achieve it?

The rush to deploy powerful new generative AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, has raised alarms about potential harm and misuse. The laws glacial response to such threats has prompted demands that the companies developing...
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