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“Reasonable endeavours”: Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd

  • Russell Kennedy
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 31 2014

On 5 March 2014, the High Court held in Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd and Ors that Woodside Energy Ltd and other gas

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

Injured worker sues the wrong company

  • Gadens Lawyers
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 14 2014

In November 2009, a labour-hire worker was working as an excavator operator at the BHP-owned Yarrie mine when he dropped a bucket of iron ore into a

Commonwealth Water Act not unconstitutional: Lee v Commonwealth of Australia 2014 FCA 432

  • Maddocks
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 30 2014

The Federal Court has held that the Water Act 2007 (Cth) (Act) is not unconstitutional in Lee v Commonwealth of Australia 2014 FCA 432 (Lee). The

Gotta Getta group pays infringement notices for alleged misleading solar offer

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 30 2014

On 5 June 2014, Disbury Holdings Pty Ltd tas Gotta Getta Group (Gotta Get) paid $20,400 in penalties for alleged misleading representations in

Timely warning for energy retailers - the ACCC and the carbon tax repeal

  • Maddocks
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 30 2014

With the carbon tax repeal on the legislative agenda, the proceedings recently commenced against Actrol Parts Pty Ltd (Actrol) serve as an useful

Take care when providing information to the EPA

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
  • -
  • June 26 2014

The NSW Land and Environment Court has found a company and its directors guilty of providing misleading information to the NSW Environment Protection

Queensland’s Wild Rivers laws: here one day, gone the next

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 23 2014

The Federal Court has declared three Wild River Declarations over Cape York river systems invalid and of no effect. This decision means that the

Water pollution: an illustrative case study from NSW

  • Maddocks
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 18 2014

In NSW, 'a person who pollutes any waters is guilty of an offence'. Water pollution is broadly defined under the Protection of the Environment

The long arm of carbon pricing: your long-term supply contract might allow costs to be passed on

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • June 12 2014

Contracts entered into many years before the commencement of the carbon pricing mechanism under the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth) may nevertheless