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Focus: NSW rewrites regulation of private water and sewage infrastructure

  • Allens
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  • Australia
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  • November 26 2014

New legislation makes important changes to the regulatory scheme applying to private water and sewage infrastructure in NSW. In particular, the

Queensland planning reforms take major step forward

  • Gadens Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • November 26 2014

Planning reforms to create Australia's best planning system have taken an important step forward with new planning legislation introduced into

Direct Action legislation passed

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • November 26 2014

The Australian Parliament has passed legislation to implement the Government’s ‘Direct Action’ climate change policy. The legislation: facilitates the

Financial assurance update - 241114

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • November 24 2014

The Australian Government has released draft regulations relating to the financial assurance requirements for offshore petroleum activities which are

Tougher penalties for environmental offences

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • November 24 2014

The New South Wales Government has recently passed legislation to significantly increase the penalties for breaches of planning and contamination

Energy & environment update - November 24 2014

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Australia, Canada, China, European Union, France, Global, India, USA
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  • November 24 2014

Prior to recessing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the House and Senate both took several votes and introduced numerous pieces of legislation on energy

Section 149 planning certificates: shifting sands

  • Addisons
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  • Australia
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  • November 21 2014

Councils are currently required to include in section 149 planning certificates (Planning Certificates) information about whether or not the land is

Pit to port infrastructure projects: the story in Australia (part 2)

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • Australia
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  • November 21 2014

In recent years, the economic growth and success of Australia has been inextricably linked to a boom in the mining and resources sector. Minerals are

Landfill rehabilitation and aftercare

  • Russell Kennedy
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  • Australia
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  • November 20 2014

In response to the migration of landfill gas impacting on the Brookland Green Estate in Cranbourne the Environment Protection Authority ("EPA"

NSW opens the door to more CSG projects, but more details to come

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • November 14 2014

More coal seam gas (CSG) projects are likely to be on the way, following the release of the NSW Government's new Gas Policy, but the freeze on new