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2022-2023 Budget update – concessional tax rates expanded to agricultural sector and low emissions technology innovations
Insight 12 Apr 2022

In its 2022–23 Budget, the Federal Government announced an expansion of its proposed concessional tax rates to agricultural and low emissions technology innovations. These concessional tax rates for profits derived from eligible intellectual property are known as a 'patent box'. ...

The new draft Taskforce for Nature-Related Financial Disclosure framework: is biodiversity next in corporate ESG reporting?
Insight 07 Apr 2022

The TNFD recently released the first beta version of its reporting framework. Modelled on the Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, the framework seeks to establish a method for companies to identify, assess and report on material nature-related risks and opportunities. ...

Three things to consider with ESG investing
Insight 22 Feb 2022

Alongside record flows into sustainable funds and investments, growing attention on ESG presents opportunities and challenges for investors and fund managers alike. Watch our latest video on key steps to harnessing the opportunities and mitigating the risks that ESG investing brings. ...

The era of responsibility – top ESG trends for 2022
Insight 15 Feb 2022

Environmental, Social and Governance issues continue to create a paradigm shift in the way businesses are run.2022 looks to be another big year in the space, with those slow to adapt getting left behind. We break down key ESG trends to watch for in 2022. ...

Four key legal developments NSW mine operators need to watch in 2022
Insight 11 Feb 2022

NSW mine operators should closely monitor the trends emerging from planning and court decisions, particularly operators with upcoming expansions or new projects that will require new or modified approvals. It is also important for mine operators to be across the numerous pending legal reforms which will come into effect in 2022 and ensure they are complying with the new requirements. ...

Global ESG themes shaping the Australian legal outlook
Insight 02 Feb 2022

2022 will provide a practical demonstration of the appetite for ESG-led change that governments, major corporates and financial institutions all have, and how far this will feed into smaller businesses and everyday life. We explore key ESG themes shaping the legal outlook for businesses in 2022. ...

What does COP26 mean for Australian business?
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently concluded its 26th Conference of Parties to the Paris Agreement (COP26) in Glasgow, which placed a major spotlight on climate issues. Together with the Glasgow Climate Pact, a suite of announcements signal important changes and opportunities. In this Insight we unpack some of the key outcomes from COP26 and what they mean for Australian businesses. ...

Carbon trading platforms – what's happening in Australia's rapidly growing market?
Insight 18 Nov 2021

Demand for Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) and other carbon credits, continues to surge domestically. To date, carbon credits trades in Australia typically involve the purchaser and seller entering into carbon credit offtake agreements, which can entail complexity and cost. ...

Carbon Capture and Storage: a new opportunity to earn carbon credits
Insight 08 Nov 2021

The Federal Government recently announced a scheme under which Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects can generate tradeable Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs). ...

Avoid, minimise, offset and adapt – greater scale helps Australian agriculture build climate resilience
Insight 14 Oct 2021

Over recent decades, the number of farmers in Australia has been decreasing and the size of farms has been increasing. According to the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, larger farms tend to be more profitable, invest more in innovation, and generate a higher rate of return on capital than smaller farms. ...

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