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Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA)
Insight 13 Aug 2020

A consultation draft Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA) ( Bill ) was released to key industry stakeholders for comment around May 2020. The Bill, if adopted, wi ...

WA Court of Appeal determines meaning of 'feasibility study' in the context of a joint venture agreement
Insight 13 Aug 2020

In the recent decision of Pilbara Iron Ore Pty Ltd v Ammon [2020] WASCA 92, the WA Court of Appeal considered a farm-in agreement where one party had to pay for a 'feasibility study' in order to acquire an interest in a mining tenement. The primary question for the Court of Appeal was whether the feasibility study had to be 'bankable' or if it could be of a lower standard. ...

A decade of State Agreements in Western Australia: trends and predictions
Insight 13 Aug 2020

State Agreements have been described in Parliament as 'the cornerstone of [Western Australia's] resources sector, particularly the large sector'. Members of the WA Government in the past have asserted that Western Australia would not have projects like the extensive iron ore operations in the Pilbara, North West Shelf, Gorgon, Wheatstone and the DBNGP without State Agreements. ...

EPA WA developments: 10 key things you need to know about proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA)
Insight 13 Aug 2020

On 16 April 2020, the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2020 (WA) was introduced into Parliament. Although described in its second reading as the most significant reform of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) (EP Act) since its inception, the changes proposed in the Bill reflect a fairly modest reform agenda targeting improvements to the existing legislative framework. ...

WA EPA greenhouse gas emissions guideline finalised
Insight 13 Aug 2020

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its finalised Greenhouse Gas Emissions Environmental Factor Guideline (GHG Guideline). ...

State infrastructure post-COVID-19: what are WA's changing infrastructure needs?
Insight 13 Aug 2020

IWA was established in July 2019. It is tasked with preparing a 20-year strategy, refreshed every five years. The strategy will address social, economic and environmental infrastructure sectors (and cross-sector issues). ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: August 2020
Insight 15 Sep 2020

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of August, as well as take a closer look at the ESB's Interim Reliability Measure. ...

Linklaters Insight: Japan Offshore Wind (3rd Edition)
Insight 15 Sep 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the offshore wind industry in Japan recently achieved several significant milestones. Read the latest report from Allens' global partner, Linklaters. ...

Allens advises BP on $534M property partnership with Charter Hall
News 10 Sep 2020

The fund will be used to acquire and hold the majority of BP's owned convenience retail properties in New Zealand, which are leased back on long-term leases to BP Oil New Zealand Limited. As part o ...

News Code of Conduct update; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; and other developments
Insight 09 Sep 2020

News Code of Conduct update: ACCC releases a draft code for comment; HealthEngine to pay $2.9 million for ACL breaches; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; Next chapter of the gas inquiry; Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transport cleared; and more COVID cooperation. ...

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