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More COVID-19 related planning changes in Queensland
Insight 15 Jul 2020

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Queensland Government has, since March 2020, made changes to streamline aspects of the planning system, and further changes are proposed. These further proposed changes are open for public submission until 7 August 2020. ...

Responding to COVID-19: your questions answered
Insight 13 Jul 2020

In light of the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), many businesses are confronted with questions about the legal and regulatory implications. Here we address the most pressing questions being asked across the business landscape. ...

COVID-19™ – will coronavirus-related trade marks and patent pooling be part of the new normal?
Insight 25 Jun 2020

No COVID-19 related trade marks have yet been registered in Australia; however, several applications are pending, and at least one mark containing the word COVID has been accepted for registration. ...

Emerging with strength: key considerations for the oil and gas industry
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The future of the gas industry in Australia remains bright. Global demand for gas is projected to grow at a steady rate over the coming decades, driven by growing populations and economic developme ...

Unprecedented changes in the event of force majeure
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and its broad-reaching economic impacts poses a significant challenge to the continuous operation of oil and gas projects in Australia. ...

Overhaul of Victorian environmental laws delayed
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (Vic) (EP Act), which was set to commence on 1 July 2020 (and overhaul environmental laws in Victoria) will now commence on 1 July 2021 as a part of a suite of emergency measures in response to COVID-19. ...

NOPSEMA issues safety alert for COVID-19 roster changes
Insight 12 Jun 2020

On 7 April 2020, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA), issued a Safety Alert to all operators of offshore facilities who may be considering modified roster arrangements to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among members of the offshore workforce.  ...

Temporary flexibility introduced for work-bid exploration permits
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources released a new fact sheet, 'COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Work-Bid Exploration Permits' which is effective from 20 April 2020 (COVID-19 Fact Sheet). ...

ACCC conditional interim authorisations
Insight 12 Jun 2020

Since 20 March 2020, the ACCC has granted a number of urgent interim authorisations across a range of industries allowing businesses to collaborate in response to COVID-19. ...

Major proposed changes to FIRB regime from 1 January 2021
Insight 05 Jun 2020

On 5 June 2020 the Federal Treasurer announced major proposed changes to Australia's FIRB regime to address national security risks and ensure greater compliance with FIRB approval conditions. ...

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