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Budget measures to increase gas supply
Insight 10 May 2017

The 2017 Federal Budget introduced several measures designed to increase domestic gas supply to the Australian market Key measures include the direct financing of onshore gas development and studies into potential programs aimed at increasing the efficiency transparency and security of the gas ...

Security of the Cape Preston port affirmed in appeal decision
Insight 07 Apr 2017

The FCACFC decision in Mineralogy affirms that commercial agreement terms between parties can be impacted by later agreements between those parties and by state agreements, and emphasises the care commercial drafters need to take. ...

Victoria to ban fracking
Insight 08 Mar 2017

Victoria has become the first state to permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development passing new anti-fracking legislation this week The new law also extends the moratorium on all onshore petroleum exploration and production in Victoria until 30 June 2020 Partner Igor ...

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 ...

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 ...

Further wide-ranging reforms of groundwater extraction regulation in Queensland
Insight 19 Sep 2016

Resource sector operators need to be aware of further proposed changes to how the take of groundwater is regulated in Queensland The proposed changes will impact existing new and expansion operations Partner Bill McCredie and Senior Associate Gobind Kalsi consider the proposed amendments and their ...

Climate change challenge against Adani's Carmichael Coal Mine dismissed
Insight 30 Aug 2016

Yesterday the Federal Court of Australia dismissed a green groups challenge on climate change grounds against the Federal Environment Ministers approval of Adanis Carmichael Coal Mine project in the Galilee Basin Partner Bill McCredie Senior Associate and Co-head of Allens Climate Change Group Emily ...

Independent review recommends fundamental reform of the 'archaic, ineffective' EPBC Act
Insight 18 Jun 2010

The Interim Report of the once-in-a-decade review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) has recommended major reforms, finding the EPBC Act to be archaic, ineffective and inefficient. ...