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Federal Government addresses uncertainty around Indigenous Land Use Agreements
Insight 17 Feb 2017

The Federal Government has moved to provide certainty for those who rely on registered Indigenous Land Use Agreements following the Full Federal Courts decision that called the legal status of these agreements into question by introducing amending legislation Partner Ben Zillmann and Senior ...

Trends over the past year in the Australian projects and infrastructure sectors
Insight 08 Feb 2017

A substantial pipeline of both private and public infrastructure projects has attracted a variety of local and offshore project finance providers wishing to gain exposure to returns from these attractive Australian investment opportunities Allens Partners Nick Adkins Scott McCoy and Rob Watt look at ...

Registering Indigenous Land Use Agreements - it's all or nothing
Insight 06 Feb 2017

In McGlade v Native Title Registrar, the Full Federal Court has found that the Native Title Registrar does not have the jurisdiction to register an agreement on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements unless the agreement is signed by all registered native title claimants. ...

Key planning reforms for developers, miners and major projects in NSW
Insight 19 Jan 2017

The NSW Government has kicked off 2017 by releasing proposed reforms to the State's ageing planning legislation. ...

Adani clears latest hurdle in Carmichael Mine approval
Insight 12 Dec 2016

The Supreme Court of Queensland has upheld the decision of the Chief Executive of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to issue an environmental authority for the Carmichael Mine In dismissing an application for judicial review by one of the mines objectors the Supreme ...

Major water reforms in Queensland to affect all water users
Insight 06 Dec 2016

Major water reforms that will affect all water users particularly the resources industry have commenced in Queensland. All water users should be aware of the changes and new obligations especially as there may be potentially significant time and cost benefits and risks ...

Room to move in joint operating agreements
Insight 05 Dec 2016

The Western Australian Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Apache v Santos allowing the appeal by Apache and overturning the first instance decision The Appeal Courts decision has important implications for the interpretation of joint operating agreements and the ability of ...

Impact of reforms to Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)
Insight 25 Oct 2016

Proposed amendments to the Construction Contracts Act 2004 WA will if passed result in significant changes to the adjudication process in Western Australia Partner Jeremy Quan-Sing Senior Associate Fiona Potter and Law Graduate Thanushar Sridaran report on the potential impacts of the changes ...

ASIC clarifies stance on forward-looking statements by mining and resources companies
Insight 20 Oct 2016

ASIC has revised its Information Sheet 214 on forward-looking statements by mining companies following industry feedback While continuing to emphasise that these statements must be based on reasonable grounds ASIC has clarified that forward-looking statements based on estimates of mineralisation can ...

Alpha Coal Mine clears further hurdle as climate change challenge is dismissed
Insight 05 Oct 2016

Last week the Queensland Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Queensland Environment Minister to grant an environmental approval for the proposed Alpha Coal Mine in Queensland In doing so the court dismissed the challenge of an environmental interest group based on greenhouse gas emissions ...

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