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Addressing foreign influence – Draft ATO ruling on the limited tax exemptions for foreign pension funds and sovereign entities

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

Keeping the lights on: Australia’s new energy plan throws a lifeline to ‘reliable’ coal and gas fired power plants

The Australian Government has announced a new energy policy that forces electricity retailers in the Eastern States to ensure they purchase wholesale electricity from a portfolio of sources.

17 October 2017

Transparency International report on corruption risks in the mining approvals process

Transparency International Australia has released a report into corruption risks in the mining approvals process in Australia, as part of its broader Mining for Sustainable Development Programme. ...

10 October 2017

Deal Wrap: The Arrium Restructuring

The Arrium administration was one of the largest and most complex in Australian history. Find out more about how it will impact Australia's administration and deed of company...

27 September 2017

Global mining company wins land rich valuation case - Placer Dome Inc v Commissioner of State Revenue

The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia allowed an appeal by Placer Dome Inc in a decision concerning the old land rich provisions in...

20 September 2017

Reef n’ beefed-up regulations proposed in Queensland

The Qld Government released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement for broadening and enhancing reef protection regulations to improve water quality protections for the Great Barrier Reef.

20 September 2017
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Queensland’s Rehabilitation and Financial Assurance Relationship Status Update: It’s Complicated

On 7 September 2017, the Queensland government released a further discussion paper about how resource operators could potentially provide financial assurance sureties.

07 September 2017

Public interest groups can't always count on costs in environmental litigation

The public interest character of recent environmental challenges has not been enough to avoid costs orders being made against unsuccessful environmental and community groups.

21 August 2017

Accessing exploration and development funding through strategic alliance agreements

There is currently a significant shortage of high-quality exploration projects across a number of key mineral commodities, including gold, copper, lithium, zinc and cobalt.

08 August 2017

Stabilising the fracture – Northern Territory hydraulic fracturing inquiry releases interim report

The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory has released an interim report assessing the risks and impacts posed from an impartial standpoint.

21 July 2017

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