Australia, Japan hydrogen cooperation agreement offers glimpse of industry potential

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

They’re back. ‘Big stick’ electricity laws re-introduced

On 18 September the Federal Government reintroduced Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 into Parliament.

20 September 2019

Binding joint venture agreement or an agreement to agree?

The recent decision in Bacchus Resources Pty Ltd v Talisman Mining Limited [2019] NSWSC 1044 revisited the question of whether an agreement to negotiate in good faith so...

04 September 2019

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

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

Critical infrastructure: are you ready to report?

Starting on 11 July 2018, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets have 6 months to report current ownership and operating details.

11 July 2018

Victoria looks ‘offshore’ to address domestic gas shortages

The Victorian Government is embracing offshore gas as a long-term supply option, while maintaining the ‘fracking’ ban and the moratorium on onshore conventional gas.

23 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

NT Scientific Inquiry into Onshore Shale Gas Extraction Releases Final Report

The final report for the NT Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry indicates the Northern Territory moratorium on hydraulic fracturing exploration and development activities may be lifted in 2018.

29 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

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

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

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