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Mining development applications: benefits vs impacts

  • Maddocks
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 15 2014

In its recent decision dismissing an appeal against the Land and Environment Court's refusal of a proposed mine extension, the NSW Court of Appeal

How do Australian environmental laws compare?

  • Maddocks
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 9 2014

Have you ever considered how Australia's environment and climate change laws compare to the laws of other countries? Understanding the differences

Competition and Consumer Act reform unlikely to gag environmentalists

  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 8 2014

There's a lot of talk at the moment about freedom of speech, and not all of it makes sense. The Federal Government wants to relax the prohibitions on

NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects released for consultation

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

New protected plants framework for Queensland

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

Amendments to the protected plants regulatory framework under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NC Act) and regulations commenced on 31 March 2014

Eight questions the Emissions Reduction Fund White Paper needs to answer

  • Clayton Utz
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  • 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

Managing environment risks: contractor management

  • Lander & Rogers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 1 2014

When hiring contractors, or bringing together a project team, the first question is unlikely to be: who is liable if there is an environmental breach

The Emissions Reduction Fund green paper explained

  • Maddocks
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 28 2014

The cornerstone of the Federal Government's policy to tackle climate change is the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). On 16 October 2013, the ERF Terms

Commonwealth and NSW sign bilateral agreement relating to assessment of projects

  • Maddocks
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 26 2014

The Federal and New South Wales governments signed a new assessment bilateral agreement on 20 December 2013 (NSW assessment bilateral) to create a

Owning a former landfill - on the nose or a walk in the park?

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
  • -
  • March 25 2014

Is the owner of land formerly used as a landfill required to notify the State if environmental harm is being caused? Practices associated with owning