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ACCC calls for comment on electricity retail supply and pricing
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The ACCC has taken the first major step in its inquiry into electricity retail supply and pricing in the National Electricity Market by releasing an issues paper and calling for submissions by 30 June 2017 The issues paper focuses on three broad areas the pricing costs and profits of electricity ...

Environmental bond and mine rehabilitation reform in Queensland
Insight 15 May 2017

Major reforms to environmental bonds and rehabilitation requirements are proposed in two discussion papers released by the Queensland Government All mining sector operators should understand how the reforms will impact their current and proposed operations Partner Bill McCredie and Senior Associate ...

Budget measures to increase gas supply
Insight 10 May 2017

The 2017 Federal Budget introduced several measures designed to increase domestic gas supply to the Australian market Key measures include the direct financing of onshore gas development and studies into potential programs aimed at increasing the efficiency transparency and security of the gas ...

Security of the Cape Preston port affirmed in appeal decision
Insight 07 Apr 2017

The Full Federal Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal by former federal MP Clive Palmers company Mineralogy against a decision that gave his former business partner CITIC Limited and its subsidiaries the right to operate and maintain the port at Cape Preston for the Sino Iron Project As Partner ...

Parliament passes diverted profits tax legislation
Insight 31 Mar 2017

Legislation to implement a diverted profits tax has passed the Federal Parliament From 1 July 2017 the tax may potentially apply to the diversion of profits offshore through arrangements between related parties Targeted at large multinational groups the diverted profits tax is a fusion of ...

Victoria to ban fracking
Insight 08 Mar 2017

Victoria has become the first state to permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development passing new anti-fracking legislation this week The new law also extends the moratorium on all onshore petroleum exploration and production in Victoria until 30 June 2020 Partner Igor ...

Adani clears latest hurdle in Carmichael Mine approval
Insight 12 Dec 2016

The Supreme Court of Queensland has upheld the decision of the Chief Executive of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to issue an environmental authority for the Carmichael Mine In dismissing an application for judicial review by one of the mines objectors the Supreme ...

ASIC clarifies stance on forward-looking statements by mining and resources companies
Insight 20 Oct 2016

ASIC has revised its Information Sheet 214 on forward-looking statements by mining companies following industry feedback While continuing to emphasise that these statements must be based on reasonable grounds ASIC has clarified that forward-looking statements based on estimates of mineralisation can ...

Alpha Coal Mine clears further hurdle as climate change challenge is dismissed
Insight 05 Oct 2016

Last week the Queensland Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Queensland Environment Minister to grant an environmental approval for the proposed Alpha Coal Mine in Queensland In doing so the court dismissed the challenge of an environmental interest group based on greenhouse gas emissions ...

Further wide-ranging reforms of groundwater extraction regulation in Queensland
Insight 19 Sep 2016

Resource sector operators need to be aware of further proposed changes to how the take of groundwater is regulated in Queensland The proposed changes will impact existing new and expansion operations Partner Bill McCredie and Senior Associate Gobind Kalsi consider the proposed amendments and their ...

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