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Toksave - PNG regulatory update: P'nyang Gas Agreement; Whistleblower Bill; Air Niugini/Philippine Airlines codeshare and other developments
Insight 26 Feb 2020

No P'nyang Gas Agreement with ExxonMobil; first of its kind Whistleblower Bill moves ahead; codeshare denied for Air Niugini/Philippine Airlines; and the Proposed Organic Law on the Independent Commission Against Corruption 2019 (ICAC Bill). ...

Major proposed changes to Queensland resources law – the environmental and commercial implications
Insight 14 Feb 2020

New legislation will, if passed, introduce a suite of reforms aimed at mitigating the risks of Queensland resources projects not being rehabilitated, which also have major implications for the sales of such projects. The changes' wide-ranging impact includes tighter criteria for tenement applicants and transferees, and introducing an ability for tenement conditions to be adjusted following a change of control of tenement holders. In particular, potential tenement applicants and purchasers should consider initial due diligence on people and entities that may be considered their associates, so they are prepared to defend any decision in relation to potential disqualification. ...

Industrial manslaughter laws proposed for Queensland resources sector
Insight 11 Feb 2020

If passed, the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (Qld) (Bill), introduced in the Queensland Parliament on 4 February 2020, will create industrial manslaughter offences in the Queensland resources industry. ...

Proposed regulation of offshore clean energy infrastructure – what you need to know
Insight 29 Jan 2020

The proposed regulatory framework for offshore wind and other clean energy technologies and associated infrastructure in Commonwealth waters looks to be modelled on the regulation of offshore petroleum, with some key differences. ...

Productivity Commission focuses on red tape, and resources sector growth
Insight 13 Dec 2019

The Productivity Commission is examining resources sector regulation, with a focus on identifying opportunities to simplify approval processes without compromising environmental standards or community expectations. ...

Energy regulation – a big stick for electricity and a white paper for gas
Insight 13 Nov 2019

The Federal Government's 'big stick' energy Bill, which will define and prohibit several new types of misconduct in electricity markets, is progressing through Parliament. Meanwhile, COAG has instigated a holistic review of gas pipeline regulation and is considering improvements to transparency meas ...

Hydrogen – what you need to know
Insight 12 Jul 2019

The COAG Energy Council Hydrogen Working Group continues its work on the National Hydrogen Strategy, with the release of its issues papers series. The nine papers are a fascinating look at the breadth, depth and interwoven nature of the issues facing hydrogen. ...

Lag and loss: managing the impacts of delay in project delivery
Insight 04 Jun 2019

Three recent UK decisions highlight contractual mechanisms for managing aspects of risks associated with delay in project delivery Projects Partner Leighton OBrien considers the implications for projects in Australasia ...

Opposition's promise of $1 billion for hydrogen reflects growing optimism
Insight 14 Feb 2019

The Federal Oppositions recent announcement of a 11 billion National Hydrogen Plan to support development of hydrogen technologies and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure is only the latest development demonstrating the industrys potential growth Partner Igor Bogdanich Associate Holly Woodcroft ...

Reserving gas for domestic markets - Queensland's next step
Insight 18 Dec 2018

Both Queensland and Western Australia have mechanisms designed to ensure that in the face of the competing demands of LNG exports adequate gas is available for domestic use Queensland is now looking to go a step further by imposing a condition on identified petroleum authorities to the effect that ...

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