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Liability for failing to deliver carbon credits to the Clean Energy Regulator

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources

What happens if under the Emission Reduction Fund (ERF) you enter into a contract with the Clean Energy Regulator (the Regulator) promising to deliver...

Alpha Coal decision brings water issues to the forefront

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources

The recent decision in Hancock Coal Pty Ltd v Kelly & Ors and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 4) [2014] QLC 12 is a positive step...

Land made available for non-cash competitive tender for petroleum and gas exploration

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources, Native Title, Cultural Heritage

On Friday 4 April 2014, the Queensland Government announced the release of six areas for petroleum and gas exploration through non-cash competitive tender....

How the Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 has addressed concerns raised about the Bill

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental & Planning Law

The Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 (Qld) (Bill) was passed with amendments by the Queensland Parliament on 20 March 2014. The Regional Planning...

Upcoming Changes to the Qld Water Act

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources, Resources

The Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Andrew Cripps, has announced that the Water Act 2000 (Water Act) will be reviewed over the next...

Four proposed ways to contemporise Queensland’s protected plants legislative framework

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental & Planning Law

The effectiveness and efficiency of Queensland’s protected plants framework is under the spotlight. The Queensland State Government is undergoing two stages...

Coalition IR reforms to be introduced – important changes to making Greenfields Agreements for new business projects

Filed under: Building & Construction law, Industrial Relations, Energy & Natural Resources, Employment Law

In the last week of February 2014, the Coalition Government is due to introduce a bill to the Parliament that implements the first tranche of its Policy...

Review of WA Contaminated Sites Act and Regulations - last chance for comments

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources

The Western Australian Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (CS Act) and Contaminated Sites Regulations 2006 (Regulations) are currently undergoing their five year...

What to do when your energy takeover target has undisclosed non-compliance issues

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental & Planning Law

Queensland’s coal seam gas (CSG) boom spurned a flurry of international takeovers in the last decade. The multi-billion dollar LNG export projects being...

Commonwealth and Queensland finalise the Revised Assessment Bilateral Agreement under the EPBC

Filed under: Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental & Planning Law

On 13 December 2013, the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments entered into a revised assessment bilateral agreement (Revised Assessment Bilateral) under...

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