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NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects released for consultation

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
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  • April 3 2014

The role and adequacy of biodiversity offsets in the approval of major projects have long been contentious issues. The difficulty in determining the

Eight questions the Emissions Reduction Fund White Paper needs to answer

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 3 2014

The White Paper for the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is expected to be released in April, accompanied by draft legislation, and industry is hoping

What did you know - and when did you know it? Notifying pollution incidents

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 12 2014

If a pollution incident from your operations causes or threatens material harm to the environment, your statutory duty to notify the appropriate

Carbon Tax Repeal Bills do what they say on the tin - but is that enough?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 24 2013

The Carbon Tax Repeal Bills as they currently stand are predicated on the assumption that they will be passed and the Carbon Price Mechanism

Government takes direct action to develop Emissions Reduction Fund

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 16 2013

Business and the community now have an opportunity to shape the Emissions Reduction Fund, the centrepiece of the Federal Government's Direct Action

Axing the tax: what's involved and what are the implications for business?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 26 2013

The new Government has stated that it won the mandate on its opposition to the Clean Energy Act's Carbon Price Mechanism, and plans to repeal it

The coalition and CFI

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
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  • September 26 2013

The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) will be expanded under the new Coalition Government's Direct Action plan (DAP). However, affirmation of the

Simplicity and incentive? What the direct action plan means for business

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 26 2013

The "Coalition's Direct Action Plan is based on two clear principles: simplicity and incentive" (Greg Hunt MP, the new Minister for Environment in

Senate passes EPBC "water trigger" Bill

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 20 2013

Additional Commonwealth approvals triggers will soon apply to large coal mining and coal seam gas projects, following the passage of the Environment

NSW planning reforms: a new approach to strategic planning

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 23 2013

Part 3 of NSW's draft Planning Bill is essentially a rewrite of Part 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) regarding the