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National framework for remediating contaminated sites in the pipeline
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

It has long been recognized that Australia has no standalone legislation at a national level that deals specifically with the remediation (as opposed


Native title rights to fish mean state legislation is mere abalone
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 21 2013

The High Court has held that native title rights to Hunt, fish and gather can trump state legislation that conflicts with their continued exercise


Resumption processes to be streamlined under new amendments to the Acquisition of Land Act 1967
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 9 2013

The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 3 May 2013. The aim of the Act is to


Less complexity, more flexibility for NSW development: Development Control Plans' role to be reduced
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 31 2012

A bill before Parliament to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 will, if passed, considerably reduce the role of Development Control Plans (DCPs) in NSW


Court applies precautionary principle to asbestos contaminated fill material
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

A recent decision of Justice Pepper in the Land & Environment Court in Wollondilly Shire Council v Foxman Environmental Development Services Pty Ltd


How will Queensland's new Strategic Cropping Land Act affect resources projects?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 2 2012

If you are planning a resource project and land you wish to develop is shown as potential Strategic Cropping Land on the trigger maps published by DERM, what needs to be done to get the project up and running?


Queensland reforms the land acquisition process for relatively straightforward resumptions
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 14 2013

The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Natural Resources and


Apportioning remediation responsibility - how should the WA Contaminated Sites Committee do it?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 2 2012

The decision in Coffey could have major implications for deciding who is responsible for site contamination


Common Provisions Act: what you need to do to get ready for its imminent commencement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (Qld) (CP Act) was passed on 9 September 2014 and is to commence on a date to be fixed


Overhaul of Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 8 2014

The Queensland Government's overhaul of the State's planning laws has taken an important step with the release of consultation drafts of the Planning