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Immediate reforms recommended by Final EPBC Act Review Report
Insight 10 Feb 2021

The Final Report of the of the once-in-a-decade review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) has identified new, legally enforceable National Environmental Standards, independent oversight and enforcement, and indigenous engagement as key actions ...

Allens advises Newcrest on renewable energy PPA
News 16 Dec 2020

The PPA, which is designed to meet part of the future energy requirements for Newcrest's Cadia Mine in central western NSW, is for approximately 55 per cent of the output of the proposed ~400MW Rye ...

Internal emails, multiple recipients and the question of privilege
Insight 09 Dec 2020

The recent decision of TEC Hedland Pty Ltd v The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd indicates that, for the purpose of assessing whether privilege can be claimed, multi-addressee emails will be considered as a number of separate communications between the sender and each recipient. ...

How can Australian businesses mitigate sovereign risk associated with unofficial trade measures?
Insight 24 Nov 2020

In light of recent tensions, we assess the importance of Australian trading businesses understanding their sovereign risk and the avenues available under international trade law to mitigate that risk. ...

Major NSW mining lease rehabilitation reforms for all mines
Insight 15 Oct 2020

All new and existing all new and existing mining leases in NSW will be regulated by new standard rehabilitation conditions under proposed reforms by the NSW Resources Regulator (Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases - Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020). ...

Mine rehabilitation and closure
Insight 26 Aug 2020

Rehabilitation standards and mine closure practices have been the focus of recent reforms in a number of Australian states and remain high on the reform agenda. To help understand these changes, we've prepared a comprehensive guide. ...

Forging ahead – legal update on the WA mining and construction sectors
Insight 13 Aug 2020

Mining has long been a cornerstone of the Australian economy. In the wake of COVID-19, the industry has remained largely resilient, particularly in Western Australia where mining operations have ...

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 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. ...

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). ...

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