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Pilbara v Ammon: WA Court of Appeal considers the meaning of 'feasibility study' in the context of a joint venture agreement
Insight 08 Jul 2020

The recent decision of Pilbara Iron Ore Pty Ltd v Ammon will be of interest to anyone who deals with farm-in agreements or other resource sector agreements where one party agrees to commission a 'feasibility study'. ...

Opportunities to contribute to Australia's domestic oil storage
Insight 03 Jul 2020

We take a look at the opportunity to contribute to Australia's future domestic oil storage infrastructure pursuant to the Agreement on an International Energy Program, and the key matters to address in an RFI submission. ...

Resources sector regulation – the Productivity Commission's call for reform
Insight 03 Apr 2020

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on resources sector regulation and, if implemented, its recommendations have important implications for the sector. In particular, the report includes a number of recommendations focused on reducing delays in project assessment and approval, ...

Queensland's new regulatory framework for safety in the resources industry
Insight 25 Mar 2020

Queensland Parliament has passed legislation that, when it comes into effect on 1 July 2020, will change the state's regulatory framework for safety and health in the resources industry. Significantly, these laws are likely to further facilitate the increasing regulatory emphasis on enforcement ...

WA: North West Shelf State Agreement extended for 25 years
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The most significant impact of the Act is to extend the term of the State Agreement by a further 25 years from 31 December 2034 to 31 December 2059. ...

Update on the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism
Insight 12 Jun 2020

Key changes to the Australian domestic gas security mechanism ...

Productivity Commission report on resources sector regulation
Insight 12 Jun 2020

On 24 March 2020, the Productivity Commission released its draft report on resources sector regulation. ...

Toksave - PNG regulatory update: P'nyang Gas Agreement; Whistleblower Bill; Air Niugini/Philippine Airlines codeshare and other developments
Insight 26 Feb 2020

No P'nyang Gas Agreement with ExxonMobil; first of its kind Whistleblower Bill moves ahead; codeshare denied for Air Niugini/Philippine Airlines; and the Proposed Organic Law on the Independent Commission Against Corruption 2019 (ICAC Bill). ...

Major proposed changes to Queensland resources law – the environmental and commercial implications
Insight 14 Feb 2020

New legislation will, if passed, introduce a suite of reforms aimed at mitigating the risks of Queensland resources projects not being rehabilitated, which also have major implications for the sales of such projects. The changes' wide-ranging impact includes tighter criteria for tenement applicants and transferees, and introducing an ability for tenement conditions to be adjusted following a change of control of tenement holders. In particular, potential tenement applicants and purchasers should consider initial due diligence on people and entities that may be considered their associates, so they are prepared to defend any decision in relation to potential disqualification. ...

Industrial manslaughter laws proposed for Queensland resources sector
Insight 11 Feb 2020

If passed, the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (Qld) (Bill), introduced in the Queensland Parliament on 4 February 2020, will create industrial manslaughter offences in the Queensland resources industry. ...

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