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Paris Agreement's commencement puts the climate change ball back into Australia's court
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 27 2016

Climate policy in Australia will become a key area of focus over the next 12 months following the Paris Agreement commencement and domestic


NSW Government agencies need to get ready for compulsory land acquisition reforms
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 19 2016

NSW Government agencies will need to review and change their compulsory land acquisition processes and get ready for longer time-frames with the


The heat is on: more commercial properties swept up in energy efficiency rules
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

More commercial properties will need NABERS ratings and Building Energy Efficiency Certificates from 1 July 2017. More owners and landlords must


Environment and Planning Law - National Review 2016
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 17 2016

At the time of writing the 2015 2016 Review, the Commonwealth Government was in caretaker mode, and the policy position to be taken in relation to


Fatal blow or flesh wound? Court dismisses challenge to NSW Government's forced Council amalgamations
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016

The decision casts significant doubt on the likely success of the pending challenges to the council amalgamation process brought by other councils


Safeguarding emissions reductions
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

Australia's cap on emissions, the Safeguard Mechanism, will commence on 1 July 2016, but it will need to demand more of large emitters to meet likely


COP21: Moving into the home strait with a draft text
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia, Global
  • December 9 2015

There will be considerable work and little time to bridge the remaining differences if the Paris agreement is to meet the expectation of members for


Have your say on NSW's draft Guidelines for the economic assessment of mining and coal seam gas
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 18 2015

As part of the recent reforms to NSW mining policy, the NSW Government has now released the much anticipated draft Guidelines for the economic


NSW gets strategic planning with passage of Greater Sydney Commission Bill
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 13 2015

Strategic planning in NSW will soon be a reality, with the passage of the Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015 through the NSW Parliament. The Greater


Lower price per tonne, but more projects, in second Emissions Reduction Fund auction
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 13 2015

The results are in from the second Emissions Reduction Fund auction, held on 4 and 5 November 2015, and they have played out much as we thought they