Dr Bob Zhao


Dr Bob Zhao
NameDr Bob Zhao
Email Addressbob.zhao@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Law)
QualificationsLLB Zhongnan, LLM Wuhan, PhD Western Sydney
DepartmentSchool of Law and Justice
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8041-5692
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LLB
Zhongnan
2004
LLM
Wuhan
2008
PhD
Western Sydney
2012

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Investigating and addressing regulatory barriers impacting the development of electricity generation from landfill Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) for community microgrids in regional and rural Australia.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2023

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Embedding circular principles into plastic packaging regulation in Australia: Challenges and solutionsAssociate SupervisorMasters2021
Climate justice and its impacts on BangladeshAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019
Project titleDetailsYear
ASSA-CASS Joint Action Program 2023‘A Comparative Study of Legal Pathways to Secure the Target of Net Zero Carbon Emissions in China and Australia’2023

Comparative Study of Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) in Australia and China

Zhao, Bob. 2022. "Comparative Study of Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) in Australia and China ." Research Showcase with Former High Court Judge Justice Kirby. Ipswich, QniSQ, Australia 01 - 01 Apr 2022 Australia.

Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Australia: New Frontiers

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2022. "Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Australia: New Frontiers." Shanghai Judicial Forum on Frontier Issues 2022 & The Sixth Chongming World-Сlass Ecological Island Judicial Symposium. China 15 - 15 Nov 2022 Australia.

Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Australia: A Critical Review

Zhao, Bob. 2022. "Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Australia: A Critical Review." Environment and Human Rights: Legal Paradigms Symposium. Toowoomba, Australia 18 - 18 Feb 2022 Australia.

Environmental Law in Qld: An Introduction

Zhao, Xiaobo (Bob). 2021. "Environmental Law in Qld: An Introduction ." Comparative Enrivonmental Law Forum at the Shanghai Normal University. Shanghai, China 18 - 18 Oct 2021 Australia.

Contemporary Australian Tort Law

Kyriakakis, Joanna, Popa, Tina, Rochford, Francine, Szablewska, Natalia, Zhao, Xiaobo, Taliadoros, Jason, O'Donovan, Darren and Bautista, Lowell. 2020. Contemporary Australian Tort Law. Cambridge, United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press.

Developing an appropriate contaminated land regime in China: lessons learned from the US and UK

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2019. Developing an appropriate contaminated land regime in China: lessons learned from the US and UK. Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany. Springer.

Contaminated land legislation in China: status quo and challenges

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2011. "Contaminated land legislation in China: status quo and challenges." Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism. 2 (2), pp. 268-275.

Frontier issues of overseas Environmental Law

Qin, Tianbao and Zhao, Xiaobo. 2010. "Frontier issues of overseas Environmental Law." Annual report of overseas humanities and social sciences, 2009. Hubei, China. Wuhan University Press. pp. 430-464

Study on latest developments of Environmental Law in EU and US (2007)

Qin, Tianbao and Zhao, Xiaobo. 2008. "Study on latest developments of Environmental Law in EU and US (2007)." Annual report of overseas humanities and social sciences, 2008. Wuhan University Press. pp. 406-452

Study on latest issues of Environmental Law in Europe and America

Qin, Tianbao and Zhao, Xiaobo. 2007. "Study on latest issues of Environmental Law in Europe and America." Annual report of overseas humanities and social sciences, 2007. Wuhan University Press. pp. 422-482

On the 'Zustandsverantwortlichkeit'under the Federal Soil Protection Act (Bodenschutzgesetz, Bbodschg) of Germany and its referential experience for the contaminated land legislation of China

Zhao, Xiaobo and Qin, Tianbao. 2011. "On the 'Zustandsverantwortlichkeit'under the Federal Soil Protection Act (Bodenschutzgesetz, Bbodschg) of Germany and its referential experience for the contaminated land legislation of China." Johrbuch des Deutsch-Chineseischen Instituts für Rechtswissenschaft der Universitafen Gottingen und Nanjing. 8, pp. 266-274.

Review to typical local contaminated land legislation of Japan

Zhao, Xiaobo and Qin, Tianbao. 2011. "Review to typical local contaminated land legislation of Japan." Journal of Henan Administrative Institute of Politics and Law. 26 (3), pp. 111-115. https://doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.2095-3275.2011.02.019

Analysis on the exception clauses of CERCLA: with referential experience for China's legislation

Zhao, Xiaobo and Lin, Yougang. 2007. "Analysis on the exception clauses of CERCLA: with referential experience for China's legislation." Humanities & Social Sciences Journal of Hainan University. 25 (4), pp. 393-398.

Soil contamination legislation in Belgium: case study to the Flemish region (English-Chinese translation)

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2008. "Soil contamination legislation in Belgium: case study to the Flemish region (English-Chinese translation)." China Environment and Resource Law Review. 2007, pp. 189-195.

On contaminated land legislation in Japan

Zhao, Xiaobo (Bob). 2018. On contaminated land legislation in Japan . China. Law Press China.

Soil degradation through agriculture in China: its extent, impacts and implications for environmental law reform

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2018. "Soil degradation through agriculture in China: its extent, impacts and implications for environmental law reform." Ginzky, Harald, Dooley, Elizabeth, Heuser, Irene L., Kasimbazi, Emmanuel, Markus, Till and Qin, Tianbao (ed.) International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2017. Cham, Switzerland. Springer. pp. 37-63

Land contamination legislation in China: the emerging challenges

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2017. "Land contamination legislation in China: the emerging challenges." Hideki, Kitagawa (ed.) Environmental policy and governance in China. Japan. Springer. pp. 47-67

Legal regimes of radioactive waste treatment in Japan after Fukushima: an interpretive analysis based on Act on Special Measures Concerning the Handling of Radioactive Pollution’/日本灾后放射性废弃物处置法律制度研究:以《放射性物质污染应对特别措施法》为核心 (in Chinese)

Zhao, Xiaobo(Bob). 2015. "Legal regimes of radioactive waste treatment in Japan after Fukushima: an interpretive analysis based on Act on Special Measures Concerning the Handling of Radioactive Pollution’/日本灾后放射性废弃物处置法律制度研究:以《放射性物质污染应对特别措施法》为核心 (in Chinese)." Journal of Shanghai University of Political Science & Law. 30 (1), pp. 73-82.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a quest for a twenty-first century trade agreement (English-Chinese translation)

Zhao, Xiaobo and He, Ling Ling. Lim, C. L., Elms, Deborah K. and Low, Patrick (ed.) 2016. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a quest for a twenty-first century trade agreement (English-Chinese translation). China. Cambridge University Press.

Adani Mining Pty Ltd v Land Services of Coast and Country Inc & Ors [2015] QLC 48

McNamara, Noeleen and Zhao, Xiaobo. 2016. "Adani Mining Pty Ltd v Land Services of Coast and Country Inc & Ors [2015] QLC 48." Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal. 35 (1), pp. 6-12.

Confidential geodata protection in China: challenges, liability concerns and possible solutions

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2016. "Confidential geodata protection in China: challenges, liability concerns and possible solutions." Frontiers of Law in China. 11 (3), pp. 551-574. https://doi.org/10.3868/s050-005-016-0032-6

Contaminated land law of China: a possible way to achieve food safety?

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2016. "Contaminated land law of China: a possible way to achieve food safety?" Kennedy, Amanda and Liljeblad, Jonathan (ed.) Food systems governance: challenges for justice, equality and human rights. Milton Park, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 163-185

Environmental dispute settlement in China

Zhao, Xiaobo and Zhang, Jianwei. 2015. "Environmental dispute settlement in China." Qin, Tianbao (ed.) Research handbook on Chinese environmental law. United Kingdom. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 342-367

Environmental liability

Zhao, Xiaobo and Zhang, Jianwei. 2015. "Environmental liability." Qin, Tianbao (ed.) Research handbook on Chinese environmental law. United Kingdom. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 320

Developing a national contaminated land liability scheme in China: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act revisited

Jeffery, Michael I. and Zhao, Xiaobo. 2012. "Developing a national contaminated land liability scheme in China: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act revisited." Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law. 30 (4), pp. 423-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646811.2012.11435305

Developing an appropriate contaminated land regime in China: lessons learned from the US and UK

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2013. Developing an appropriate contaminated land regime in China: lessons learned from the US and UK. Springer.

Review of regulatory frameworks for contaminated land in China

Zhao, Xiaobo and Zhang, Jianwei. 2013. "Review of regulatory frameworks for contaminated land in China." Frontiers of Law in China. 8 (1), pp. 69-102. https://doi.org/10.3868/s050-002-013-0003-0

Contemporary Australian Tort Law

Kyriakakis, Joanna, Popa, Tina, Rochford, Francine, Szablewska, Natalia, Zhao, Xiaobo, Taliadoros, Jason, O'Donovan, Darren and Bautista, Lowell. 2024. Contemporary Australian Tort Law . Australia . Cambridge University Press.

Foreign Environmental Law

Zhao, Xiaobo, Wang, Binhu, Wu, Chunxiao, Zhang, Yang, Gill, Gitanjali Nain, Pozzo, Barbara, Liu, Mingquan, Han, Chengxun, Li, Xuanyu, Xu, Jianyu, Benassi, Mohammed, Hajba, Mahagoub, Liu, Jing, Liu, Haiou, Wang, Shuyi, Zhang, Xiaohu, Fogelman, Valerie, Qiu, Qiu and Tu, Gang. 2023. Foreign Environmental Law. China. China Social Sciences Press.

Comments on All-China Environment Federation v Scenic Spot Management Council of Wuxi City

Zhao, Xiaobo. 2023. "Comments on All-China Environment Federation v Scenic Spot Management Council of Wuxi City ." Wang, Xi (ed.) Selection of One hundred environmental cases. China. Higher Education Press / Gaodeng Jiaoyu Chubanshe. pp. 419-426

The Standing to Sue of NGOs in Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China: A Doctrinal Analysis of Laws and Cases

Gao, Qi, Ke, Quan and Zhao, Xiaobo. 2023. "The Standing to Sue of NGOs in Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China: A Doctrinal Analysis of Laws and Cases." Wang, Xi, Zhao, Xiaobo and McNamara, Noeleen (ed.) Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China. Switzerland. Springer. pp. 83-110

Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China: An Overview

Zhao, Xiaobo and McNamara, Noeleen. 2023. "Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China: An Overview." Wang, Xi, Zhao, Xiaobo and McNamara, Noeleen (ed.) Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China . Switzerland. Springer. pp. 3-19

Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China

Wang, Xi, Zhao, Xiaobo and McNamara, Noeleen (ed.) 2023. Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China . Germany. Springer.