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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

ACCC releases Murray-Darling Basin inquiry interim report

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

06 August 2020
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The EPBC Act Review Interim Report – Fundamental Reform Recommended

Today, the Interim Report of the Independent Review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) was released setting out preliminary views of the...

20 July 2020

Youth Verdict call on Land Court to find mining project is incompatible with human rights

This article was written by Tessa Boardman and Dayne Kingsford. Further to our alert in May, advocacy group Youth Verdict have now made their objections to Waratah Coal’s project...

01 July 2020

Contamination and remediation simplified: National Remediation Framework launched

The National Remediation Framework (NRF), launched on 3 June 2020, is set to provide regulators, site contamination assessors and remediation practitioners with quick access to best-practice remediation methods....

23 June 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

Planning and development during COVID-19 – States respond with emergency planning legislation and changes to planning controls

Following emergency legislative changes that were passed through Queensland and New South Wales Parliaments giving new planning powers, Victoria has followed suit with a state-wide amendment to the...

15 April 2020

COVID-19 & SME miners – managing unprecedented disruption

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on the economy and will continue to affect small and medium sized enterprises (SME), particularly in the mining sector.

15 April 2020

COVID-19 brings flexibility to land uses and logistics in Queensland

This article was written by Anna Vella and Grace Manahan.As we all know, a new coronavirus emerged in Wuhan City, in the Hubei Province of China (COVID-19) in...

19 March 2020

What is the proper measure of loss where the insured property has no market value?

In an interesting set of facts, the Queensland Court of Appeal in Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Plc v DMS Maritime Pty Limited [2019] QCA 264 has recently...

05 March 2020

When will work not be “building work” under the QBCC Act?

A recent Queensland decision has considered the exclusions from the definition of “building work” under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld).

03 March 2020

Consumer Data Right: The long road to accreditation

Now is the time to engage with the Consumer Data Right participant accreditation process if your organisation wants to be in a position to receive CDR data on...

18 February 2020

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