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Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-2024
Insight 11 Dec 2019

The Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-2024 has been released for public consultation. The Strategy is supported by new koala habitat mapping. The Strategy and mapping have serious implications for landowners in koala habitat areas within a Koala Priority Area, who will be prevented from clearing their land except in very limited circumstances. We discuss these implications below and suggest that, at a minimum, landowners should review the mapping to ascertain whether their land is within a Koala Priority Area. ...

Build-to-rent: key to unlocking the future liveability of Australia's cities
Insight 25 Nov 2019

The dial is shifting for Australian cities. Consumer priorities have changed, placing increasing emphasis on the need for accommodation that's close to work, offers high quality amenities and guarantees security of tenure. In our latest ...

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. ...

Climate change features again in latest coal mine refusal
Insight 26 Sep 2019

Last week the NSW Independent Planning Commission ( IPC ) refused development consent for the Bylong Coal Project ( Project ). Although the IPC stopped short of finding the Project unacceptable on ...

Class actions and emerging issues
Insight 30 Jul 2019

The nature of Australia's class action landscape has fundamentally changed since the outset of the regimes. ...

High Court delivers historic ruling on native title compensation
Insight 14 Mar 2019

Yesterday the High Court delivered its eagerly awaited decision on compensation for the extinguishment of native title. This is the first time Australia's highest court has ruled on this issue. ...

NSW Court's ruling on climate change raises concerns for coal industry
Insight 26 Feb 2019

The recent decision of the NSW Land and Environment Court on Gloucester Resources' proposed Rocky Hill Coal Project attracted significant press in the past week, primarily due to the court's commen ...

Requirements and responsibilities under the EPA Act's new contaminated land regime
Insight 31 Oct 2018

In part three of our series on the Victorian environmental reforms, we explore the new contaminated land regime introduced into the Environment Protection Act 2017 (Vic) by the recently passed ...

New third-party enforcement rights in the Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018
Insight 15 Oct 2018

In part two of our series on the Victorian environmental reforms, we explore the third-party enforcement rights introduced into the Environment Protection Act 2017 (Vic) by the Environment Protecti ...

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