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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 2 Citations
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20042019
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Personal profile

Biography

John researches and teaches in mining regulation and also on human rights and resources. He has published and presented on topics including human rights and business, mining regulation, climate change, Indigenous rights, minerals taxation, CSR regulation, and mining agreements. He is a contributing author for LexisNexis Native Title Service, providing quarterly updates on five chapters including compensation, agreements, prescribed bodies corporate, and native title representative bodies.

 

John also works as a barrister in the Western Australian Bar Association, advising and representing clients in litigious and non-litigious matters. His work has also covered mining regulation in advising regulators, mining companies, land owners, communities and non-government organisations. John has assisted various government agencies (in Australia and internationally) on mining law reform.

 

He is a member of committees for the Law Council of Australia (Business and Human Rights), Australian Bar Association (Indigenous Issues), AMPLA WA (resources lawyers) and the Academic Network for the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises. John does considerable volunteer work including for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Burma Lawyers’ Council, Centre for Native Title Anthropology, and Environmental Defender’s Office of Western Australia. John has also acted as a peer-reviewer for the Academy of Finland (funding proposals), Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Edinburgh University Press and Transparency International; and the journals Australian Journal of Human Rights, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, Property Law Review, Resources Policy and The Extractive Industries and Society.

 

John holds a law degree from the University of Western Australia, Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, and MBA in Mineral Resource Management (Dundee). He previously worked with the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Land Council (Pilbara & Perth, Australia), Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (Dundee, Scotland), Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (Sydney, Australia) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Perth, Australia). John is a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, International Bar Association, International Law Association, Law Society of Western Australia, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and Western Australian Bar Association.

External positions

Barrister, Western Australian Bar Association

2014 → …

Global Faculty, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

2010 → …

Keywords

  • Mining and Resources
  • Government
  • Not for Profit
  • Human rights law
  • Mining law

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Research Output 2004 2019

File
conflict of interest
common law
community

The FPIC Fixation: Indigenous - Mining Law, Internationally and Australia

Southalan, J., 2019, Special Institute on International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment: The Future of Natural Resource Investment: Innovation, Compliance, and Transparency in a Changing Political Environment. 3 ed. Denver: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Vol. 2019. p. 1-26 27 p. 22A

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

ILO
Law
basic concept
Latin America
human rights

Witness statements and native title

Southalan, J., 7 May 2019, (Unpublished). 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

International law
jurisprudence
Decision making
community
group decision

Human rights for regulators

Southalan, J., 23 Aug 2018. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

File
respect
human rights
responsibility
Law

Projects 2013 2014