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Federal Budget 2021-22: 'Below baseline' crediting scheme to go ahead
Insight 13 May 2021

The Federal Government has earmarked $280 million in its Budget 2021 for the roll-out of a 'below baseline' crediting scheme, which was a key recommendation of an expert review led by Grant King (King Review). Here we briefly considers what this means for large emitters. ...

Proposed Design and Place SEPP – creating further complexity in our planning system?
Insight 06 Apr 2021

The Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed Design and Place SEPP, presently on public exhibition, signals major change to the assessment requirements for all development in NSW. Improving design outcomes in the built environment is important, but will the proposed SEPP be the right vehicle to achieve this objective, or will it add another layer to an already complex planning system? ...

Investor state arbitration and the environment: preparing for change in 2021 and beyond
Insight 15 Mar 2021

The overlap between international investment and environmental protection is expanding, eg with environmental protection provisions featuring in recent International Investment Agreements (IIAs) and international Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and environment-related investor-state disputes. ...

NSW becomes the second Australian jurisdiction to pass a PFAS ban
Insight 02 Mar 2021

Knowledge of the risks posed by PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances), its behaviour in the environment and potential PFAS remediation options continue to evolve rapidly. Following South Australia's PFAS ban in 2018, New South Wales has just passed regulations to restrict the sale and use of PFAS firefighting foam. ...

Immediate reforms recommended by Final EPBC Act Review Report
Insight 10 Feb 2021

The Final Report of the of the once-in-a-decade review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) has identified new, legally enforceable National Environmental Standards, independent oversight and enforcement, and indigenous engagement as key actions ...

Major NSW mining lease rehabilitation reforms for all mines
Insight 15 Oct 2020

All new and existing all new and existing mining leases in NSW will be regulated by new standard rehabilitation conditions under proposed reforms by the NSW Resources Regulator (Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases - Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020). ...

Waste export regulation and stronger product stewardship regime on the horizon
Insight 10 Sep 2020

The Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 aims to more effectively manage the environmental, human health and safety impacts of products and waste material. If passed, the Bill would do this by regulating the export of waste material and strengthening Australia's product stewardship regime. ...

Mine rehabilitation and closure
Insight 26 Aug 2020

Rehabilitation standards and mine closure practices have been the focus of recent reforms in a number of Australian states and remain high on the reform agenda. To help understand these changes, we've prepared a comprehensive guide. ...

Independent review recommends fundamental reform of 'archaic, ineffective' EPBC Act
Insight 22 Jul 2020

Eight key recommendations you should be across from the Interim Report of the once-in-a-decade review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act). ...

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