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Resources sector regulation – the Productivity Commission's call for reform
Insight 03 Apr 2020

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on resources sector regulation and, if implemented, its recommendations have important implications for the sector. In particular, the repo ...

Queensland's new regulatory framework for safety in the resources industry
Insight 25 Mar 2020

Queensland Parliament has passed legislation that, when it comes into effect on 1 July 2020 , will change the state's regulatory framework for health and safety in the resources industry. ...

Toksave - PNG regulatory update: P'nyang Gas Agreement; Whistleblower Bill; Air Niugini/Philippine Airlines codeshare and other developments
Insight 26 Feb 2020

No P'nyang Gas Agreement with ExxonMobil; first of its kind Whistleblower Bill moves ahead; codeshare denied for Air Niugini/Philippine Airlines; and the Proposed Organic Law on the Independent Commission Against Corruption 2019 (ICAC Bill). ...

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 regulation of offshore clean energy infrastructure – what you need to know
Insight 29 Jan 2020

The proposed regulatory framework for offshore wind and other clean energy technologies and associated infrastructure in Commonwealth waters looks to be modelled on the regulation of offshore petroleum, with some key differences. ...

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 ...

Energy regulation – a big stick for electricity and a white paper for gas
Insight 13 Nov 2019

The Federal Government's 'big stick' energy Bill, which will define and prohibit several new types of misconduct in electricity markets, is progressing through Parliament and is expected to be pass ...

Report: Vietnam LNG sector update: September 2019
Insight 20 Sep 2019

Vietnam’s need for LNG projects is greater than ever due to instability of the power system, power shortages caused by delayed investment of other power projects and energy security requirements. This article provides an overview of the liquefied natural gas market in Vietnam ...

Hydrogen – what you need to know
Insight 12 Jul 2019

The COAG Energy Council Hydrogen Working Group continues its work on the National Hydrogen Strategy, with the release of its issues papers series. The nine papers are a fascinating look at the ...

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