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Modernising Queensland’s water law – the latest developments
The Department has released a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement, which details the proposed State wide reforms.
Australia
18 Jul 2014
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Trade secrets and the regulation of hydraulic fracturing: toward a global perspective part 1
The development of natural gas and oil via hydraulic fracturing is a dilemma between energy consumption and development.
Australia
9 Oct 2013
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Draft guidelines for new water trigger under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act released for public comment
The Draft Guidelines aim to provide proponents with greater certainty in relation to the application of the water trigger.
Australia
9 Oct 2013
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Draft guidelines for new water trigger under the EPBC Act released
On 21 June 2013, the EPBC Act was amended to include the 'water trigger'.
Australia
8 Oct 2013
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Update – Queensland Government considering the Western Rivers Report impact on mining
The Report provides recommendations regarding the future treatment of mining and petroleum exploration and production.
Australia
8 Oct 2013
6
Trade secrets and the regulation of hydraulic fracturing - Toward a global perspective
The explosion of interest in hydraulic fracturing to source natural gas and oil is a conundrum for various governments.
Australia
20 Apr 2013
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An overview of the Federal government’s Marine Bioregional Planning Program
This planning program shows an increasing interest in the preservation and conservation of Commonwealth marine areas.
Australia
19 Jan 2013
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Conflicts over commodities – the coal seam gas balancing act
The coal seam gas industry is a challenge to government to balance the interests of landholders and mining companies.
Australia
14 May 2012
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Unconventional series - The shale gas revolution comes to Australia
Considers unconventional resources contribution to future energy supplies.
Australia
19 Aug 2011
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The Law Behind The Headlines: Dewatering Queensland’s Coal Mines and What Happens Next
Water. It is one word. Yet for Queenslanders it is a word heavy with meaning - never more than at this moment. After years of drought, by mid January 2011, 75 per cent of Queensland was declared a disaster zone because of heavy rains and flooding. Even Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, has been significantly impacted by this natural disaster.
Australia
30 Jan 2011
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The Taming of the Girly Gas – Federal Approval for two CSG-to-LNG Projects
After one postponement, a change in responsible Minister and another postponement, on Friday, 22 October 2010, the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke (Federal Environment Minister) approved the Queensland Curtis LNG Project and the Gladstone LNG Project (GLNG Project) subject to 300 environmental conditions.
Australia
7 Nov 2010
12
The Rise of the Girly Gas
Coal seam gas (CSG), once referred to as the ‘girly gas’, due in part to its low calorific value, is in the spotlight more than ever.
Australia
21 Oct 2010
13
Check Before You Chop – Recent Prosecutions Under the Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NSW)
The Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NSW) (NV Act) is the main piece of legislation that regulates the clearing of native vegetation land in NSW outside of urban (as defined) areas.
Australia
7 Apr 2010
14
Building and Construction: The ABCC – Where to from Here?
This year has been a significant year for the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) and for the building and construction industry in general.
Australia
6 Apr 2010
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Is a consistent approach to wind farm development in Australia in the wind?
In April 2008 the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) of Australia requested its Standing Committee to report on ways to address impediments to responsible wind farm development. In November 2008 the EPHC released the report Impediments to Environmental and Socially Responsible Wind Farm Development. The report identified a lack of consistency between jurisdictions as to agreed frameworks and methods for assessing issues unique to wind farm development as the most significant impe
Australia
19 Feb 2010
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National Carbon Offset Standard
Many organisations now seek to voluntarily offset their carbon emissions in an effort to become more ‘carbon neutral’ and in recent years there has been a proliferation of carbon neutral claims and carbon footprint calculation methodologies. However, the lack of a standardised approach to carbon offset calculations has meant that the veracity of ‘carbon neutral’ claims is difficult to gauge.
Australia
19 Feb 2010
17
Australian climate change practice
The Australian climate change practice applies expertise from commercial, environmental, finance, project, construction and tax law disciplines to support business to understand and plan ahead for climate change and carbon reduction. To date, given the lack of progress made in introducing an emissions trading scheme, the Australian practice has focussed on assisting clients with submissions to policy documents or draft legislation, providing analysis and briefings on the implications of an emiss
Australia
19 Feb 2010
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Legally Green: CPRS, Sea Rise Policy, Wind Farm Development and Carbon Offset
Just over two months since the dust settled on the last minute all night negotiations which went into making the Copenhagen Accord, viewpoints on the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change talks have been extremely mixed. On the positive side, the Copenhagen Accord has been described as an "important political tool", "vital first step", or in the words of President Obama, a "meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough". On the negative side, however, the descriptions have ranged from "climate ch
Australia
18 Feb 2010
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Green Light For Green Energy
In December last year, we updated you on the Federal Government’s proposed implementation of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), which will result in at least 20% of Australia’s electricity supply being generated from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Australia
9 Jun 2009
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The Winds Of Change – 20% Renewable Energy Target Now Officially On The Table
A week is a long time in politics. On Monday, it was the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. On Wednesday, it was the proposed expansion of the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET). It's been quite a lead-up to Christmas for the Rudd Government.
Australia
18 Dec 2008
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