The papers in this issue of the journal are a selection of those presented at a workshop held on 15 and 16 November 2012 by the Law Faculty's Asea-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) on the theme of 'REDD+ and legal regimes of mangroves, peatlands and other wetlands: ASEAN and the world'. The workshop was supported by the National Climate Change Secretariat, Singapore.
This edition publishes five papers and the abstracts (some with details of where further information about the presentation topic can be found) from the Second National Rural and Regional Law and Justice Conference. Academic researchers, policy makers, practitioners, service providers and representatitves from non-government organisations come together at the conference to consider and discuss law and justice issues confronting rural and regional Australia. Presentations covered a broad range of issues, including legal services and legal practice in rural and regional communities, legal education, management of conflict and broader issues of rural services, rural opportunity and Indigenous inclusion. Like the presentations at the conference, the papers in this special edition present a critical analysis of the identified problems, and focus on debating solutions which might deliver improved social justice outcomes for rural and regional communities.
These papers are published once peer reviewed and accepted by the chief editor