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Minerals resource rent tax survives high court challenge
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 8 2013

The High Court has unanimously dismissed a challenge brought by Fortescue Metals Group Limited as to the constitutionality of the Minerals Resource


National energy retail law do you need to be registered or do you need to apply for an exemption?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 6 2013

The National Energy Retail Law is planned to be a cooperative Commonwealth, State and Territory regime known as the National Energy Customer


Joint venture structures in mining and resources projects
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 8 2013

An incorporated joint venture is an association of participants for a separate legal entity to undertake the project on their behalf. It bears the


New service standards for processing application by NSW miners
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 3 2013

The NSW Trade & Investment - Division of Resources & Energy ("DRE") has announced it is implementing new service delivery standards for the


Arnold & ors v Minister Administering the Water Management Act 2000 - still waters run deep
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 29 2010

Corporate Associate Will Fennell considers the High Court’s recent decision regarding the application of section 100 of the Commonwealth Constitution to the reduction of NSW bore water licence rights pursuant to the National Water Initiative


Reporting on oil and gas reserves
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 21 2010

As far back as June 2007 the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) proposed amending its listing rules to introduce minimum standards for oil and gas exploration and production companies to report their reserves and resources


Carbon price framework announced: implications for resources companies
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 15 2011

On 10 July 2011, the Government announced the framework for its Carbon Price scheme


Taxation treatment of Namoi River Groundwater Structural Adjustment Program payment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 27 2011

A taxpayer received a Groundwater Structural Adjustment Program (GSAP) payment from the NSW Government as part of its “Achieving Sustainable Groundwater Entitlements” Scheme which was an amount of structural adjustment assistance paid to high level users of water that was directly linked to the reductions in their access to water


NSW major project approvals, repeal Part 3A EPA Act
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 7 2011

The new NSW Government has recently announced that it will introduce an amendment bill to repeal Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) which revokes the NSW Planning Minister's approval for certain major infrastructure and other projects such as oil and gas exploration drilling projects and coal mines


ASX seeks comments on proposed changes to mining, oil and gas exploration and production company reporting and disclosure requirements
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 16 2011

On 5 October 2011, the ASX released a public consultation paper titled “ASX Listing Rules Review Issues Paper: Reserves and Resources Disclosure for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies”