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Australia has lifted certain sanctions on Iran
Insight 18 Feb 2016

In response to recent confirmation that Iran has met its international nuclear commitments the Australian Government has lifted all nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions against that country Partner Rachel Nicolson Managing Associate Hilary Birks and Associate Sarah Jenkins report on what ...

Across Australia and to Paris - Recent developments in the nuclear fuel cycle
Insight 23 Dec 2015

Partner Richard Malcolmson Senior Associate Emily Gerrard and Associate Emily Johnstone report on recent developments in the Australian nuclear fuel cycle debate including the recent shortlisting of potential sites by the Australian Government for a radioactive waste management facility the ...

New Draft Wind Energy Planning Framework
Insight 08 Aug 2016

The New South Wales Government has released its new Wind Energy Planning Framework with the aim of establishing a more efficient and consistent assessment and approval regime for wind energy projects and also addressing the concerns raised by stakeholders to the 2011 draft Guidelines The buffer zone ...

New wind farm planning code and guideline for Queensland
Insight 19 Jul 2016

The Queensland Government has announced a new wind farm planning code that shifts the responsibility for assessing wind farm developments from local governments to the State Government and provides a consistent approach to assessing wind farms across the State Partner Bill McCredie Associate David ...

Move to national regulation delayed
Insight 14 Nov 2016

As part of the Western Australian Governments electricity market review legislation was introduced recently into Parliament for Western Australia to participate for the first time in the National Electricity Law from 1 July 2018 However the Public Utilities Office has confirmed speculation that time ...

Paris Agreement on climate change to enter into force before COP22
Insight 06 Oct 2016

Overnight the Paris Agreement met its second and final threshold for entry into force when the EU lodged its instruments of ratification with the UN Partner Andrew Mansour Senior Associate Emily Gerrard and Associate Ellie Mulholland take a brief look at the events this week that triggered the early ...

Reforming the NWIS
Insight 21 Oct 2016

This insight explores the report on the Pilbara's electricity infrastructure released by the WA government which considers the future regulatory landscape and best practice development of the North West Interconnected System and proposes new rules governing access to the system ...

Trends over the past year in the Australian projects and infrastructure sectors
Insight 08 Feb 2017

A substantial pipeline of both private and public infrastructure projects has attracted a variety of local and offshore project finance providers wishing to gain exposure to returns from these attractive Australian investment opportunities Allens Partners Nick Adkins Scott McCoy and Rob Watt look at ...

Review of climate change policies discussion paper
Insight 28 Mar 2017

Following the release of the terms of reference for the 2017 climate change policy review in December 2016 the Federal Government has recently released its climate change policy review discussion paper for public consultation Partner Andrew Mansour Senior Associate Emily Gerrard and Lawyer Holly ...

Finkel: the solution for our energy future?
Insight 13 Jun 2017

As the saying goes never let a good crisis go to waste The Finkel Review commissioned after blackouts in South Australia and delivered by Australias Chief Scientist last week may prove to be the right report at the right time to garner support for energy and emissions policy positions that could ...

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