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National Electricity and Gas rules update: December 2020 and January 2021
Insight 16 Feb 2021

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the months of December and January, as well as take a closer look at the ESB's progress on the interim Renewable Energy Zone framework. ...

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 ...

Enhancing Australia's decommissioning framework
Insight 17 Dec 2020

The aim of the Enhanced Framework is to ensure that Australia is sufficiently positioned to respond to decommissioning challenges and to ensure the Australian regime is clear, fit for purpose and leading practice. ...

Internal emails, multiple recipients and the question of privilege
Insight 09 Dec 2020

The recent decision of TEC Hedland Pty Ltd v The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd indicates that, for the purpose of assessing whether privilege can be claimed, multi-addressee emails will be considered as a number of separate communications between the sender and each recipient. ...

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). ...

NT Government sets ambitious climate response and offset reform agenda
Insight 16 Jul 2020

The Northern Territory Government's recently released Climate Response, associated Three-Year Action Plan and environmental offset reform agenda is ambitious, and all stakeholders in the Territory should be aware of the coming changes and related opportunities. ...

Pilbara v Ammon: WA Court of Appeal considers the meaning of 'feasibility study' in the context of a joint venture agreement
Insight 08 Jul 2020

The recent decision of Pilbara Iron Ore Pty Ltd v Ammon will be of interest to anyone who deals with farm-in agreements or other resource sector agreements where one party agrees to commission a 'feasibility study'. ...

Opportunities to contribute to Australia's domestic oil storage
Insight 03 Jul 2020

We take a look at the opportunity to contribute to Australia's future domestic oil storage infrastructure pursuant to the Agreement on an International Energy Program, and the key matters to address in an RFI submission. ...

Workplace manslaughter: Victoria's new workplace crime
Insight 03 Jul 2020

Under Victoria's new offence of workplace manslaughter, if a corporation or officer (which can extend to senior managers) is negligent and that results in a fatality, there will be a risk of criminal prosecution. Individuals will risk a lengthy sentence of imprisonment. ...

Major changes to Queensland petroleum royalties scheme
Insight 19 Jun 2020

The Queensland Government has announced major reforms to its petroleum royalties regime which will come into force from 1 October 2020. This, and the royalty rates ultimately set, will have implications for the future returns on Queensland petroleum projects. Producers should also review any existing private arrangements that may have relied on the existing wellhead value approach to ensure any unanticipated consequences are resolved prior commencement of the new regime. ...

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