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NSW Coal Seam Gas industry - major new developments proposed
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 13 2014

On 13 November 2014, the Baird Government announced a new regime for the regulation of Coal Seam Gas exploration in New South Wales. The new NSW 'Gas


Movement on overlapping tenure in Queensland
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 21 2014

Most would be aware of issues surrounding overlapping tenure. For some time now Queenslanders have been awaiting release of draft legislation to


Intellectual property in the resources industry
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 19 2012

Recent changes to the law have brought a focus on confidential information in the resources sector. Intellectual Property needs to be valued by


Amendments re royalty payments in Queensland
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • January 20 2013

From 28 September 2012 Queensland's petroleum regulations were amended. One of the changes was to impose a penalty, in certain situations, on a


Cartel conduct - it’s not such a gas, gas, gas
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 19 2014

A whopping $8.3m in penalties were recently imposed by the Federal Court on two companies and three individuals who engaged in cartel conduct


Cancellation of coal licences: NSW ICAC corruption findings lead to legislation to cancel coal licences
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 21 2014

The Mining Amendment (ICAC Operations Jasper and Acacia) Act 2014 was assented to on 31 January 2014. The legislation cancelled certain explorations


Proposals for change: NSW stamp duty on mining tenements
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 21 2014

A key cost factor in dealing with mining tenements is the stamp duty that applies when they are transferred. In May last year the New South Wales


Commencement of Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub in Queensland
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 21 2014

The Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub is due to go live on 20 March 2014. The establishment of the Hub is a significant step in Australia's gas market


A National Interest test for LNG exports?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

At the recent Australian Domestic Gas Outlook conference held in Sydney in late February 2014 the issue of a 'National Interest' test for LNG exports


Emissions Reduction Fund
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

In late December 2013, the Australian Government released its Green Paper further detailing the proposed development and implementation of an