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Department of Commerce seeks input on $60m Regional Connectivity Program

Significant rehabilitation and security reforms passed by Queensland parliament

The MERFP Bill is a key aspect of the Queensland government’s initiative to improve environmental management and rehabilitation across Queensland and minimise the Government’s exposure to failed rehabilitation.

16 November 2018

Head north for change – new Northern Territory environmental reforms

The Northern Territory Government has further advanced its overhaul of the current Northern Territory environmental regulatory system with the public release of the draft Environment Protection Bill 2019...

19 October 2018

All over takeovers: Developments since 1 July

There has continued to be considerable activity in the takeovers regulatory space over the last 3 months. This article provides a snapshot of applications made to the Panel...

12 October 2018

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

Consideration Criteria - New Queensland Financial Provisioning Scheme Guidelines

Draft regulations and guidelines for the Financial Provisioning Scheme set to be introduced in the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018 (Qld).

20 June 2018

A series of new rehabilitation risk management proposals for Queensland resources sector

The Queensland Government has published two discussion papers as part of the government’s ongoing mine rehabilitation and financial assurance reforms initiative.

14 June 2018

Supreme Court decision sends New Acland mine expansion back to the Land Court

This decision may breathe some life and hope for the New Acland mine expansion, with the project being referred back to the Land Court for further consideration.

04 May 2018

Deal Wrap: The restructuring of PT Bumi Resources Tbk

Insights on the multi-billion dollar debt restructuring of Indonesia's largest thermal coal producer, PT Bumi Resources Tbk, Southeast Asia's largest debt restructuring deal of 2017.

01 May 2018

Northern Territory paves the way for onshore gas

The Northern Territory Government that it has accepted all 135 recommendations of the NT independent hydraulic fracturing inquiry.

17 April 2018

Paramountcy of federal corporate insolvency priority regime upheld again – Linc Energy

The decision provides comfort to insolvency practitioners that they can once again accept appointments to Queensland mining companies without having to immediately cease all mining activity...

15 March 2018

Re-enforcing environmental compliance in Australian energy, mining and resources projects

Key learnings and developments in Australian environmental law enforcement and regulatory compliance across real estate, resources, energy and major projects.

23 January 2018

Queensland’s mining rehabilitation reforms all but assured

The Queensland government has tabled a reform package on financial provisioning requirements for resource activities and new requirements for mining rehabilitation.

26 October 2017

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