Joe Fardin


  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Joe Fardin is a mining and Indigenous land rights lawyer. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), and a Master of Laws with Distinction from the University of Dundee. He has extensive experience in the litigated, arbitral, regulatory reform, and policy development aspects of Indigenous land ownership and mining laws, and the relationship between the two. He has a particular interest in the unique issues surrounding the tripartite interaction between industry, government and Indigenous interests in the minerals industry. To this end he has advised clients in Australia and internationally on land access and mineral sector agreement making from within governments, law firms, NGOs and IGOs and as a consultant. He is now engaging with these issues in his role as Associate Director, Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law at the University of Western Australia.

Funding overview

International Mining for Development Centre (2014-2015)

Previous positions

Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia

Teaching overview

Regulatory Theory
Mining and Energy Law
Property Law
Indigenous Peoples and the Law


Mining law
Native title
Customary law

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research expertise keywords

  • Mining law
  • Native title
  • Regulation


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