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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. ...

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

The Queensland Parliament passed the Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, which will make important changes to the various Acts governing resource activities in that state. This insight examins the changes to mineral resources legislation. ...

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

We talked to Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at BHP, about the role that inclusion and diversity play in innovation and transformation, leading to greater productivity and real business value. ...

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

The draft scoping requirements for the proposed North East Link projects Environment Effects Statement have been released and are open for public comment until 12 June 2018 ...

Queensland to overhaul environmental bond and rehabilitation regulation
Insight 26 Feb 2018

An overhaul of environmental bond regulation for all resource operators in Queensland will have significant implications for industry operators moving forward. ...

Implications of High Court ruling for mining lease applications in WA
Insight 23 Aug 2017

The High Court has found the mining warden did not have jurisdiction to hear applications for mining leases over certain Minderoo pastoral holdings, because they were not accompanied by either a mining proposal or a mineralisation report. ...

Getting The Deal Through: Boom in renewables
Insight 04 Aug 2017

Allens Partners Ben Farnsworth Michael Ryan and Tim Stewart were part of the global panel analysing the boom in renewables in the Australian project finance market In Getting the Deal Throughs third annual issue focusing on the global project finance markets Ben Michael and Tim look at the trends ...

Finkel Review - Distributed Energy Resources: Unlocking potential and future partnerships
Insight 23 Jun 2017

In the second of our series analysing the Finkel Review we look at Dr Finkels assessment on the growth of distributed energy resources DERs in the Australian energy landscape and his suggestions for future incentivisation and orchestration These suggestions have raised a number of considerations and ...

ACCC calls for comment on electricity retail supply and pricing
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The ACCC has taken the first major step in its inquiry into electricity retail supply and pricing in the National Electricity Market by releasing an issues paper and calling for submissions by 30 June 2017 The issues paper focuses on three broad areas the pricing costs and profits of electricity ...

Environmental bond and mine rehabilitation reform in Queensland
Insight 15 May 2017

Major reforms to environmental bonds and rehabilitation requirements are proposed in two discussion papers released by the Queensland Government All mining sector operators should understand how the reforms will impact their current and proposed operations Partner Bill McCredie and Senior Associate ...

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