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South West settlement agreed to in principle
Insight 03 Feb 2015

The West Australian Government and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council have come to an in-principle agreement in relation to a collective native title claim of the Noongar people The South West Settlement Agreement which should provide greater clarity regarding aboriginal heritage surveys ...

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Insight 21 Nov 2014

After almost 10 years of negotiations between the nations on 17 November 2014 Prime Minister Abbott and President Xi announced the conclusion of negotiations on the China Australia Free Trade Agreement ChAFTA Once implemented the ChAFTA is expected to significantly reduce import barriers for ...

Will Queensland reform its biodiscovery regime?
Insight 14 Oct 2014

The Federal Government proposed significant changes to the regulation of biodiscovery earlier this year when it released a model for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol Partner Michael Morris and Associate Julieane Bull report on the potential flow-on effects for Queenslands regulatory regime ...

Rural leasehold in Queensland now more attractive for investors
Insight 21 May 2014

New legislation in Queensland that implements a range of reforms for leasehold land has been passed and will commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation The reforms will provide greater security of tenure for rural leaseholders and are likely to make such leases more attractive to investors ...

Australia releases model for implementing the Nagoya Protocol
Insight 08 May 2014

The Federal Government has released a model for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol that will have major implications for those who use genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge for biodiscovery Partner Sarah Matheson and Lawyer Julieane Bull provide an overview of changes ...

Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement: strengthening cross-border investment
Insight 23 Apr 2014

The landmark Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement is expected to further strengthen the established complementary economic relationship between the two countries, and to provide new opportunities for cross-border investment and trade. ...

Draft NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects
Insight 16 Apr 2014

The NSW Government has released a draft Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects that will apply to the assessment of State Significant Development and State Significant Infrastructure Partner Paul Lalich Senior Associate Trent March and Lawyer Dennis Smith consider the implications of the ...