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Personal rights not an interest in WA land

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 19 2015

One of the vexing questions in duty laws is the scope of the definition of "land". Since land is a significant part of the duty base, either directly

First Emissions Reduction Fund auction scheduled for 15 April 2015

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 19 2015

Bidders on the first Emissions Reduction Fund auction will have two months to prepare, with the announcement that it will be held from 9:00 am AEST on

NSW mining, petroleum and extractive industries face new land acquisition and mitigation measures

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 5 2015

The use of voluntary land acquisition and mitigation rights for land owners has been clarified under a new framework to manage dust and noise impacts

No holiday: NSW to increase CSG royalties and penalties; new template NSW land access agreement

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 30 2012

Last Thursday, the New South Wales Parliament passed the Petroleum (Onshore) Amendment (Royalties and Penalties) Bill which will put an end to a "royalty holiday" for petroleum producers and significantly increase penalties for offences under the Mining Act and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act

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

All the best? Drafting and interpreting endeavours clauses in contracts

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 16 2011

Although there's no substantive difference between "best endeavours" and "reasonable endeavours", you should still be careful when drafting and interpreting agreements

Bespoke is better: boilerplate provisions in agreements for overlapping tenements

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 8 2011

Operational, statutory and commercial issues all need to be considered in making agreements for overlapping tenements

National Energy Retail Law passed for Queensland, price controls removed

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 15 2014

The National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Bill 2014 was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 10 September 2014 (NERL). This law will shift

Proposed wind farm guidelines for NSW

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • January 19 2012

Draft planning guidelines for wind farms in NSW could make approval processes more complex and time-consuming, set possibly the world's strictest noise standards, and limit opportunities for placing wind turbines within 2km of a residence

Government review of Western Australian resources approvals - the aim for certainty and confidence

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 23 2009

The Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the Honourable Norman Moore MLC, tabled the "Industry Working Group Report - Review of Approval Processes in Western Australia" in the Legislative Council on Wednesday, 12 August 2009