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Certainty to return to Aboriginal cultural heritage in Queensland
Insight 03 Sep 2018

Project proponents and operators in Queensland can breathe a sigh of relief following the introduction of a Bill to restore certainty and validity to agreements for the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in that state The Bill proposes amending the 2003 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act to ...

New reporting requirements for critical infrastructure
Insight 04 Jun 2018

New reporting requirements for critical infrastructure require the lodgement of information on the Register of Critical Infrastructure Assets before 11 January 2019 This is the time for owners and operators of Australian infrastructure to consider whether any of their assets qualify as critical ...

Construction contracts and the new 'ipso facto' insolvency reforms
Insight 01 Jun 2018

New insolvency legislation that is designed to provide greater opportunities to restructure failing businesses both before and during external administration has recently been passed The reforms restrict the enforcement of contractual rights triggered by voluntary administration receivership or ...

Comments open for North East Link EES scoping requirements
Insight 31 May 2018

The draft scoping requirements for the proposed North East Link projects Environment Effects Statement have been released and are open for public comment until 12 June 2018 Partner Jillian Button and Lawyer Dale Straughen report ...

International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance 2018 - Australia
Insight 25 May 2018

Partners Ben Farnsworth and Michael Ryan outline the main trends and significant developments in Australian project finance Among other factors they discuss restrictions on foreign investment bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings tax and political risk in relation to changes in law ...

Extensive recommendations on security of payment released
Insight 24 May 2018

The Federal Government has released John Murray AMs report into Australian security of payment regimes The Review includes an extensive range of recommendations aimed at achieving legislative best practice and balancing the often competing interests of stakeholders Importantly it makes the case that ...

ACCC's Enforcement and Compliance priorities for 2018
Insight 22 Feb 2018

A number of industries and issues are in the spotlight following release of the ACCCs 2018 Enforcement and Compliance Priorities by ACCC Chairman Rod Sims on 20 February 2018 The financial services energy commercial construction and agriculture sectors will be a focus in 2018 as well as the ...

New Victorian Market-led Proposals Guideline
Insight 19 Dec 2017

The Victorian Government has recently released an updated version of its Market-led Proposals Guideline also known as unsolicited proposals in other states which affirms its continued focus on market-led infrastructure and services projects and provides increased clarity for proponents around the ...

Infrastructure investment in Australia - the road ahead for institutional investors
Insight 11 Dec 2017

With large-scale privatisations slowing and intense competition for assets that do come to market institutional investors are looking to non-traditional assets to provide similar long-term stable and predictable returns ...

Northern Territory's bold renewable energy target
Insight 11 Dec 2017

Recently the Northern Territory Government released the Roadmap to Renewables report The report considers how the Government could successfully implement a policy to achieve half of the Territorys energy requirements from renewable sources by 2030 The report indicates that considerable amounts of ...

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