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ACCC calls for comment on electricity retail supply and pricing
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The ACCC has taken the first major step in its inquiry into electricity retail supply and pricing in the National Electricity Market by releasing an issues paper and calling for submissions by 30 June 2017 The issues paper focuses on three broad areas the pricing costs and profits of electricity ...

Victorian Government proposes reforms to reserve domestic gas production
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The Victorian Government has today proposed significant gas market reforms primarily involving the introduction of a cap on the export of gas from Victoria in order to facilitate the reservation of domestic gas production for domestic supply The proposed reforms are aimed at reducing domestic gas ...

Environmental bond and mine rehabilitation reform in Queensland
Insight 15 May 2017

Major reforms to environmental bonds and rehabilitation requirements are proposed in two discussion papers released by the Queensland Government All mining sector operators should understand how the reforms will impact their current and proposed operations Partner Bill McCredie and Senior Associate ...

Budget measures to increase gas supply
Insight 10 May 2017

The 2017 Federal Budget introduced several measures designed to increase domestic gas supply to the Australian market Key measures include the direct financing of onshore gas development and studies into potential programs aimed at increasing the efficiency transparency and security of the gas ...

Parliament passes diverted profits tax legislation
Insight 31 Mar 2017

Legislation to implement a diverted profits tax has passed the Federal Parliament From 1 July 2017 the tax may potentially apply to the diversion of profits offshore through arrangements between related parties Targeted at large multinational groups the diverted profits tax is a fusion of ...

Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime: what you need to know
Insight 15 Mar 2017

Australias foreign investment approval regime is increasingly a major political issue that is often highlighted and discussed in the media Our foreign investment law experts have summarised the key information you need to know about Australias FIRB regime ...

Misinterpretation of REC liability exemption leaves islanded generator high and dry
Insight 14 Mar 2017

A decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirming an assessment by the Clean Energy Regulator as to the liability of an off-grid generator under the Renewable Energy Electricity Act 2000 Cth highlights the need for liable entities to carefully consider their reliance on the small systems ...

Victoria to ban fracking
Insight 08 Mar 2017

Victoria has become the first state to permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development passing new anti-fracking legislation this week The new law also extends the moratorium on all onshore petroleum exploration and production in Victoria until 30 June 2020 Partner Igor ...

Implications of the Critical Infrastructure Centre for foreign investment in Australia
Insight 24 Feb 2017

The Australian Governments Critical Infrastructure Centre launched earlier this year is part of the governments plans to manage national security concerns arising from foreign investment in Australian critical infrastructure The Centre has released a discussion paper calling for input into how it ...

Alternative models for financing water infrastructure
Insight 23 Feb 2017

A healthy pipeline of Australian infrastructure projects has created a certain level of competition for project funds Partner Kate Axup Associate Danielle Jones and Lawyer Luisa Colosimo recently contributed to a discussion paper on alternative funding models for financing Australias water ...

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