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NSW Government to prohibit scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions conditions
Insight 25 Oct 2019

Conditions of development consent regulating scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions outside Australia will be prohibited under proposed legislation introduced into the NSW Parliament. The draft legislation forms part of a package of measures announced by the Deputy Premier to provide certainty for mining investment, which includes continuing the previously announced review of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). ...

Latest coal mine decision concludes scope 3 emissions are the end customer's responsibility
Insight 14 Oct 2019

The Rix's Creek Continuation Project has been approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission only weeks after the refusal of the Bylong Coal Project. In its approval of Rix's Creek, the Commission accepted that scope 3 emissions are the responsibility of the end customer for coal exports. This conclusion significantly departs from the position taken by the differently constituted Commission on Bylong. ...

Climate change features again in latest coal mine refusal
Insight 26 Sep 2019

Last week the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) refused development consent for the Bylong Coal Project (Project). ...

Class actions and emerging issues
Insight 30 Jul 2019

The nature of Australia's class action landscape has fundamentally changed since the outset of the regimes. ...

High Court delivers historic ruling on native title compensation
Insight 14 Mar 2019

The High Court has delivered its eagerly awaited decision on how compensation for the extinguishment of native title is to be calculated ...

NSW Court's ruling on climate change raises concerns for coal industry
Insight 26 Feb 2019

The recent decision of the NSW Land and Environment Court on the Rocky Hill Coal Project attracted significant press in the past week primarily due to the courts comments regarding climate change in the course of its ruling against the mines approval. ...

Requirements and responsibilities under the EPA Act's new contaminated land regime
Insight 31 Oct 2018

This Insight explores the new contaminated land regime introduced into the Environment Protection Act 2017 (Vic) by the recently passed Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (Vic) ...

Allens advises X-Elio on solar farm planning approval
News 17 Oct 2018

Allens has advised leading global solar farm developer X-Elio Australia on its successful application to develop the utility-scale Congupna solar farm near Shepparton, Victoria. The solar farm was ...

New third-party enforcement rights in the Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018
Insight 15 Oct 2018

This Insight examines the third-party enforcement rights introduced into the Environment Protection Act 2017 (Vic) by the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (Vic), which passed Victorian Parliament in August 2018 ...

Victoria's 'general environmental duty': What is it, and what can I do about it?
Insight 02 Oct 2018

The recently passed Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 will transform Victorias environmental protection law including by imposing a general duty on all Victorian industry and community members to prevent and minimise environmental harm ...

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