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Water Planning and Management – Preparing for the Application of New Charging Rules
The Murray-Darling Basin (Basin) is the catchment area for the Murray and Darling Rivers and their tributaries, extending from north of Roma in Queensland to Goolwa in South Australia. It supports Australia’s most important agricultural region and has 16 wetlands that are recognised under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.
Australia
 
7 Apr 2010
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Superannuation Funds – Recommendations for Addressing the Effects of Climate Change - Asset Owners Disclosure Project
In March 2010, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and the Climate Institute have released their second annual survey of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, a climate change investment initiative. The survey assesses Australia’s largest superannuation funds’ readiness to manage the risks and realise the opportunities associated with climate change.
Australia
 
7 Apr 2010
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The Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program – a Mechanism to Reduce Emissions and Save Costs
The federal government’s Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program (EEO Program) was established in July 2006. Its primary aim is to assist large consumers of energy to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency. It achieves this by requiring businesses that are large users of energy to identify, evaluate and report publicly on cost-effective energy savings opportunities.
Australia
 
5 Apr 2010
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Planning Guidance for Subdivision and Coastal Hazards - East Beach, Port Fairy Panel Report
In 2008, a Panel and Advisory Committee was appointed by the Victorian Minister for Planning in respect of a planning permit application for subdivision of coastal land in Port Fairy under the Moyne Planning Scheme. The application concerned a 22 lot residential subdivision of a 4.2 hectare parcel of land on the coastal sand dunes at Port Fairy, located along the western Victorian coastline. The land is straddled by the Moyne River floodplain and direct beach frontage on the eastern side of the
Australia
 
5 Apr 2010
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The Copenhagen Accord: Implications for Australia
In December 2009, the United Nations Climate Change Conference held its 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The primary aim of COP15 was to establish a new agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which is due to expire in 2012.
Australia
 
31 Mar 2010
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Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill 2010
As part of COAG's commitment to introducing a comprehensive National Strategy for Energy Efficiency, the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill 2010 (Bill) was introduced into parliament on 18 March 2010.
Australia
23 Mar 2010
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Prosecutions & Enforcement : Criminal Procedure Act 2009
The new Criminal Procedure Act 2009 (Act) has been proclaimed and applies to all criminal proceedings commenced after 1 January 2010. This e-alert is the first of a series of e-alerts designed to assist you with preparing your proceedings in the Magistrates' Court and complying with the Act.
Australia
 
22 Jan 2010
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Sustainability and Climate Change Update: The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
The proposed CPRS establishes a ‘cap and trade’ scheme. This scheme involves the imposition of a cap on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. The cap is established through the issuance of a set number of Australian Emission Units (AEU s). Under the scheme, significant emitters of greenhouse gases must acquire and surrender an AEU permit for every tonne of gas emitted in a particular year.
Australia
8 Dec 2009
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Coastal Buildings And Infrastructure: An Increasingly Risky Business
On 26 October 2009, the bipartisan House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts (Committee) presented its report on the inquiry into climate change and environmental impacts on coastal communities –"Managing our Coastal Zone in a Changing Climate: the Time to Act is Now".
Australia
16 Nov 2009
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Emerging Jurisprudence On Criminal Environmental Offences: Garrett And Carter v Port Macquarie-Hastings Council; Garrett v Freeman
Maddocks recently acted for Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (Council) in a watershed case involving prosecutions of both Council and a Council officer for breaches of environmental legislation.
Australia
13 Mar 2009
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CPRS: A Financier’s Perspective: Assessing And Managing Regulatory Risks
The introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) in July 2010 will fundamentally alter the regulatory environment within which entities that are liable under the scheme will operate.
Australia
13 Mar 2009
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Mandatory Disclosure Of Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
Until recently, Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have separately implemented or committed to a range of energy efficiency policy measures.
Australia
 
11 Mar 2009
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The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme: Issues Or The Regulator
The introduction of a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) in Australia is now imminent. A Green Paper, which is a detailed policy position paper regarding the design and implementation of the CPRS, was issued by the Australian Government in July 2008 (Green Paper).
Australia
21 Nov 2008
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Commencement Of Water Industry Competition Act NSW
The Water Industry Competition Act 2006 ("Act") commenced on 8 August 2008 to a fanfare which failed to rate against the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics!
Australia
3 Sep 2008
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