Peter Burnett

Peter Burnett

Peter researches environmental policy, including its translation into law. Current research themes include environmental impact assessment and the policy applications of environmental-economic accounting. Before commencing his research in 2013, Peter held a number of senior executive positions in the federal Environment Department, most recently as a First Assistant Secretary leading a Regulatory Reform Taskforce. He holds undergraduate degrees in arts and law, a masters degree in public law and a PhD in environmental policy.



'Rollout rage’: the climate battle dividing regional Australia

In August, Victoria’s Planning Minister Sonya Kilkenny made a decision that could set a difficult precedent for Australia’s effort to get to net-zero emissions by 2050. The decision shocked many clean energy developers.