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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.
7 Apr 2010
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
5 Apr 2010
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.
8 Dec 2009
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".
16 Nov 2009
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.
13 Mar 2009
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.
13 Mar 2009
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).
21 Nov 2008
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!
3 Sep 2008
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