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Finkel: the solution for our energy future?
Insight 13 Jun 2017

As the saying goes never let a good crisis go to waste The Finkel Review commissioned after blackouts in South Australia and delivered by Australias Chief Scientist last week may prove to be the right report at the right time to garner support for energy and emissions policy positions that could ...

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 ...

Victorian Government proposes reforms to reserve domestic gas production
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The Victorian Government has today proposed significant gas market reforms primarily involving the introduction of a cap on the export of gas from Victoria in order to facilitate the reservation of domestic gas production for domestic supply The proposed reforms are aimed at reducing domestic gas ...

Parliament passes diverted profits tax legislation
Insight 31 Mar 2017

Legislation to implement a diverted profits tax has passed the Federal Parliament From 1 July 2017 the tax may potentially apply to the diversion of profits offshore through arrangements between related parties Targeted at large multinational groups the diverted profits tax is a fusion of ...

Review of climate change policies discussion paper
Insight 28 Mar 2017

Following the release of the terms of reference for the 2017 climate change policy review in December 2016 the Federal Government has recently released its climate change policy review discussion paper for public consultation Partner Andrew Mansour Senior Associate Emily Gerrard and Lawyer Holly ...

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 ...

Move to national regulation delayed
Insight 14 Nov 2016

As part of the Western Australian Governments electricity market review legislation was introduced recently into Parliament for Western Australia to participate for the first time in the National Electricity Law from 1 July 2018 However the Public Utilities Office has confirmed speculation that time ...

Reforming the NWIS
Insight 21 Oct 2016

This insight explores the report on the Pilbara's electricity infrastructure released by the WA government which considers the future regulatory landscape and best practice development of the North West Interconnected System and proposes new rules governing access to the system ...

Paris Agreement on climate change to enter into force before COP22
Insight 06 Oct 2016

Overnight the Paris Agreement met its second and final threshold for entry into force when the EU lodged its instruments of ratification with the UN Partner Andrew Mansour Senior Associate Emily Gerrard and Associate Ellie Mulholland take a brief look at the events this week that triggered the early ...

New Draft Wind Energy Planning Framework
Insight 08 Aug 2016

The New South Wales Government has released its new Wind Energy Planning Framework with the aim of establishing a more efficient and consistent assessment and approval regime for wind energy projects and also addressing the concerns raised by stakeholders to the 2011 draft Guidelines The buffer zone ...