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Renewable Energy Target for 2020 finally set at nearly twice the current size
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 8 2015

Australia's Renewable Energy Target for 2020 will be 33,000 GWhpa, after a deal was hammered out today by the Federal Government and the Opposition


Court settles contest over what constitutes effective community consultation
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

The NSW Supreme Court has clarified the requirement for "genuine and effective community consultation" in the NSW Strategic Regional Land Use Policy


National Review of Environmental Regulation: a serious catalyst for reform?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

The Interim Report on the National Review of Environmental Regulation released on 19 March 2015 by the Australian Government on behalf of


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


Independent Panel proposes sweeping biodiversity conservation reform for NSW
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 5 2015

The NSW Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel has submitted its final report on the operation of the NSW legislative and policy framework


Draft mining industry action plan proposes radical reforms for NSW
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 11 2014

The NSW Minerals Industry Taskforce has issued a draft report calling for the removal of the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) and other radical


Protection from protest: a new standard to minimise business disruption in Tasmania
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 11 2014

Businesses in Tasmania, specifically including mining and forestry, may soon have significant protection from protest activities, with the passage


NSW opens the door to more CSG projects, but more details to come
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • 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


Water Infrastructure Options Paper highlights water security opportunities around Australia
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 13 2014

The recently released Commonwealth Government’s Water Infrastructure Options Paper identifies key water infrastructure opportunities throughout


Changes to water management in NSW - more flexibility for water trades and clearer controls
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

The NSW Parliament recently passed the Water Management Amendment Act 2014, which makes significant changes to the primary water control law in NSW