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WA’s WHS Bill passes Upper House

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

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

Concerns for Tanzanian resources sector amid legislative reforms

The Tanzanian Parliament has passed three new Acts reforming the natural resources sector and amended several existing pieces of legislation.

14 July 2017

Going to mining rehab: New policies and reforms proposed for ‘Better Mine Rehabilitation for Queensland’

The Queensland government has released a discussion paper which outlines a proposed new policy for mine rehabilitation in Queensland.

09 May 2017

Risky business – mine rehabilitation and financial assurance reforms in Queensland

The potential financial assurance regime aims to encourage ‘best practice’ environmental outcomes, deal with residual risk issues anre reduce the State's risk.

04 May 2017

Finalisation of ‘Chain of Responsibility’ Guidelines

These guidelines provide industry with much needed guidance on how new powers are likely to be exercised including the factors DEHP is likely to have regard to prior...

30 January 2017

Liquidators retain power to publicly examine

The High Court this afternoon unanimously dismissed Clive Palmer and Ian Ferguson's challenge to the constitutional validity of section 596A of the Corporations Act.

10 November 2016

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