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Tough new environmental enforcement measures under NSW Bill

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
  • -
  • August 14 2014

A range of new and much higher penalties, and a new power for the EPA to require bank guarantees for remediation, are the key features of the

The climate report - summer 2014 - climate change regulation beyond the U.S.

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, China, European Union
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  • August 13 2014

On July 17, 2014, the Australian Federal Parliament passed the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014, repealing the carbon tax

Overhaul of Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
  • -
  • August 8 2014

The Queensland Government's overhaul of the State's planning laws has taken an important step with the release of consultation drafts of the Planning

Simplifying Australia's biosecurity and quarantine laws: the Biosecurity Bill 2014

  • PwC Australia
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  • Australia
  • -
  • August 5 2014

The Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has announced the Government's plans to progress the Biosecurity Bill 2014, which will replace the

Creating a sustainable Victoria

  • Gadens Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 4 2014

In September 2010, Melbourne City Council implemented a scheme to retrofit commercial buildings in the City of Melbourne. This article provides some

How development should respond to severe weather events

  • Maddocks
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  • Australia
  • -
  • August 4 2014

The recent case Catalina Island Pty Limited v Pittwater Council 2014 NSWLEC 1125 demonstrates how the Land and Environment Court takes into

Australian energy and resources update - July 2014

  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 31 2014

While the Australian Government achieved its election promise to repeal the Carbon Tax, the repeal of the so-called Mining Tax remains the subject of

New environmental offsets regime for Queensland

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The proposed new environmental offset regime for Queensland is expected to commence shortly. The overarching framework for the new offsets regime

Environmental outlook for 20142015

  • Lander & Rogers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 30 2014

Now that the new financial year is underway, organisations should be aware of the impact of Federal environmental regulatory changes that may affect

Significant penalties imposed on shipowner involved in oil spill, but master escapes conviction

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 29 2014

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has imposed a fine of $1.2 million on the owner of a ship involved in a serious oil spill in Newcastle