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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 ...

Important changes to Queensland's mineral resource legislation
Insight 25 Oct 2018

On Thursday, 18 October, the Queensland Parliament passed the Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 , which will make important changes to the various Acts governing resource ...

Certainty to return to Aboriginal cultural heritage in Queensland
Insight 03 Sep 2018

Project proponents and operators in Queensland can breathe a sigh of relief following the introduction of a Bill to restore certainty and validity to agreements for the management of Aboriginal ...

Video: Inclusion & Diversity: Interview with Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at BHP
Insight 15 Aug 2018

Partner Partner Valeska Bloch Allens knows diversity makes businesses more innovative. We talked to Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at BHP, about the role that inclusion and diversity play in innovation and transformation, ...

Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update 2018
Insight 13 Jul 2018

Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Andrew Mansour In this final wrap-up for FY17/18 we take a look at the new rule change requests, draft and final determinations made in the period April – June 2018 as well as track the ...

Comments open for North East Link EES scoping requirements
Insight 31 May 2018

The draft scoping requirements for the proposed North East Link project's Environment Effects Statement have been released and are open for public comment until 12 June 2018. Partner Jillian Button ...

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