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Santos victorious in scope 3 gas emissions case

Santos victorious in scope 3 gas emissions case

The Land & Environment Court has this week dismissed an appeal brought by community action group Mullaley Gas and Pipeline Accord Inc (MGPA) challenging the validity of the...

21 October 2021

Climate change litigation and intergenerational equity: the relevance of “indirect” emissions for project approvals

The recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal KEPCO Bylong Australia Pty Ltd v Bylong Valley Protection Alliance Inc provides a timely reminder of...

27 September 2021

Common law duty of care not inconsistent with public authority’s statutory functions: Western Power partly liable for Parkerville bushfire

Western Australia’s Court of Appeal has found the Electricity Networks Corporation liable in negligence in relation to damage caused by the Parkerville bushfire in January 2014.

06 July 2021

How New Zealand's climate impact disclosure Bill could impact Australian businesses

In a world first, New Zealand has introduced a Bill requiring companies in the financial sector to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses.

20 April 2021

Follow up: The Federal Government’s perspective on an employer’s mandate to vaccinate

The Federal Government has now released guidance to help businesses and employees better understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace.

02 March 2021

High Court finds the Oakey Coal Action Alliance have not had their day in Court

Nearly 14 years ago, New Acland Coal Pty Ltd (NAC) applied for a ‘stage 3 expansion’ of its coal mining operations near Oakey in Queensland by seeking two...

08 February 2021

Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

Queensland’s Land Court rejects Waratah Coal’s argument that it may not consider human rights

Waratah Coal has made an application in the Queensland Land Court to strike out a number of objections to its Galilee Coal Project.

15 September 2020

5G inquiry report released (no, it’s not about 5G’s responsibility for COVID!...)

This article was written by Georgia MacKenzie and Kate Creighton-Selvay. As COVID-19 continues to heighten focus on 5G – and the opportunities and challenges it represents – the Government this week released...

18 May 2020

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