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The dangers of generic language when imposing obligations on parties to a contract
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 22 2014

The High Court recently handed down a decision which illustrates the dangers of generic clauses such as "reasonable efforts" or "good faith". The

Australian energy and resources update: September 2013
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia
  • October 2 2013

The new Coalition Government has wasted no time in bringing in changes to the Commonwealth department structure to implement the govern

Exploration Development Incentive: Discussion Paper released
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 2 2014

On 3 September 2013, the then Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources announced the Coalition's intention to introduce an Exploration Development

Corporate crime update - 13 February 2013 - Australia
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • February 13 2013

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Bribery (Working Group) has released its Phase 3 Report on the

Contractors can make payment claims for construction work on mining leases - Queensland decision overturned
  • CBP Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 9 2014

A recent Court of Appeal decision has determined that contractors can make payment claims under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act

IPART is setting regulated electricity prices for 2013-16 now
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 6 2012

Estimates of the long run market cost (LRMC) and the market-based cost of energy will both be used to set the floor price for the energy purchase costs element of the regulated price

Continuous disclosure considerations for the energy sector: Fortescue decision and revised ASX guidance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • December 7 2012

For energy companies listed on the ASX, the obligation to comply with the continuous disclosure regime can give rise to difficult judgements under real time pressure

Proposed new amendments to Mineral Resources Act to facilitate aurukun bauxite leases
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 6 2012

The simplified application process for mineral development licences andor mining leases is retained and multiple mining proponents will be permitted

No holiday: NSW to increase CSG royalties and penalties; new template NSW land access agreement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 30 2012

Last Thursday, the New South Wales Parliament passed the Petroleum (Onshore) Amendment (Royalties and Penalties) Bill which will put an end to a "royalty holiday" for petroleum producers and significantly increase penalties for offences under the Mining Act and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act

CARB, Australia sign MOU
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia, USA
  • August 7 2013

The California Air Resources Board and the Australian Clean Energy Regulator signed a memorandum of understanding July 30, agreeing to share