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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) (the Bill ), introduced in the Queensland Parliament on 4 February 2020, will create industrial ...

Proposed changes to NSW Independent Planning Commission – major reform or tweaking around the edges?
Insight 04 Feb 2020

The NSW Government has announced 'major reforms' to the Independent Planning Commission, following a review by the NSW Productivity Commission. While the reforms are a step in the right direction, ...

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 ...

NSW Government to prohibit scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions conditions
Insight 25 Oct 2019

Conditions of development consent regulating scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions outside Australia will be prohibited under proposed legislation introduced into the NSW Parliament. The draft legislation forms part of a package of measures announced by the Deputy Premier to provide certainty for mining investment, which includes continuing the previously announced review of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). ...

Latest coal mine decision concludes scope 3 emissions are the end customer's responsibility
Insight 14 Oct 2019

The Rix's Creek Continuation Project has been approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission only weeks after the refusal of the Bylong Coal Project. In its approval of Rix's Creek, the Commission accepted that scope 3 emissions are the responsibility of the end customer for coal exports. This conclusion significantly departs from the position taken by the differently constituted Commission on Bylong. ...

Important changes to Queensland's mineral resource legislation
Insight 25 Oct 2018

On Thursday, 18 October, the Queensland Parliament passed the Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 , which will make important changes to the various Acts governing resource ...

Video: Inclusion & Diversity: Interview with Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at BHP
Insight 15 Aug 2018

Partner Partner Valeska Bloch Allens knows diversity makes businesses more innovative. We talked to Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at BHP, about the role that inclusion and diversity play in innovation and transformation, ...

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

The draft scoping requirements for the proposed North East Link project's Environment Effects Statement have been released and are open for public comment until 12 June 2018. Partner Jillian Button ...

Queensland to overhaul environmental bond and rehabilitation regulation
Insight 26 Feb 2018

An overhaul of environmental bond regulation for all resource operators in Queensland, and rehabilitation requirements for miners is proposed in a Bill recently introduced by the Queensland ...

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