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Geothermal Energy Act 2010: Queensland's new regime for land access for resource tenements - part 2
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 16 2011

Strict time-frames and obligations have been established for negotiating a conduct and compensation agreement or obtaining a resolution of compensation issues through a conference (or alternative dispute resolution process) or a Land Court determination


Proposed Woomera access reforms: a green light for mining?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • June 16 2011

The Federal Government has released a copy of the Hawke report (report) in to mining operations in the Woomera Protection Area (WPA) in South Australia and has endorsed the conclusions of the report


Mining industry carbon update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • June 16 2011

The Gillard Government has released initial details of its plan for a carbon price from 1 July 2012: An initial fixed price, to be announced. Expected to be $20-30t CO2equivalent (CO2e), with fixed annual increase (potentially 4CPI pa


Offshore oil & gas regulatory reform
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • June 10 2011

Five Bills recently introduced into Commonwealth parliament modify the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Cth


Have critical infrastructure projects lost their shield?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • January 10 2012

A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court has opened the way for a judicial review challenge to a critical infrastructure project


Court invalidates determination of agricultural land in relation to a mining lease application
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • March 27 2012

On 8 November 2011, Moore AJ handed down his judgment in the Land and Environment Court in Moolarben Coal Mines Pty Ltd v Director-General of the (former) Department of Industry and Investment NSW (Agriculture Division); Moolarben Coal Mines Pty Ltd v Director-General of the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services 2011 NSWLEC 191


Wiggins Island something to be celebrated
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • December 9 2011

As a person who spends a large amount of their time dealing with mining infrastructure, the rate of structural reform and progress in the area can be frustrating


Domain names in hot water
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • December 13 2011

Justice Perram of the Federal Court has found that use of SOLARHUT in respect of photovoltaic systems infringed registrations for SOLAHART in respect of hot water systems having a solar element


Better minerals reporting to benefit Australian mining
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • October 2 2012

Australian mining and exploration companies stand to benefit from new rules requiring better disclosure about their exploration and mining projects


Regulated industries
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • October 11 2012

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Chairman, Andrew Reeves appeared before the Senate Committee into electricity prices and outlined reforms needed to deliver greater benefits for electricity consumers