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NSW Guidelines for the economic assessment of mining and coal seam gas proposals finalised
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

Guidelines for the economic assessment of the impacts of NSW mining and CSG proposals are now finalised. The NSW Department of Planning and

More flexibility for native vegetation offsets in South Australia
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

There is now more flexibility in achieving a Significant Environmental Benefit as required under an approval for the clearance of native vegetation

Tipping the scales for reform: Northern Territory releases draft Balanced Environment Strategy for public consultation
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

On 1 February 2016, the Northern Territory Government (NT Government) published aBalanced Environment Strategy Discussion Draft, outlining strategies

Automotive Emissions Crisis panel discussion summary
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, France, Middle East, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 29 2016

An estimated 11 million vehicles have been affected by VW’s use of technology to allow its vehicles to cheat emissions tests, so it is unsurprising

Greater Sydney Commission now rules
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • January 28 2016

A radical transfer of planning power has now been formalised, with the official start of the Greater Sydney Commission on 27 January 2016. The new

What “temporary use” of a prohibited activity really means - beware the high threshold!
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • January 19 2016

A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court of NSW, Marshall Rural Pty Ltd v Hawkesbury City Council and Ors 2015 NSWLEC 197, highlights

Update on Australian Government’s ‘Direct Action’ climate change program: The Safeguard Mechanism
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • January 13 2016

Following the Paris conference, attention turns to Australia's domestic climate change programs. The Australian Government has been implementing its

The Paris Agreement - Putting the first universal climate change treaty in context
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Brazil, China, European Union, Global, India, Japan, USA
  • January 11 2016

On December 12, 2015, 196 Parties agreed to the terms of a Paris Agreement, a historic document aimed at limiting global warming to "well below 2C"

Animal Industries Advisory Committee calls for submissions - time for your council to have its say!
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • January 8 2016

As many Victorians prepared to sit down for roast turkey and a slice of ham over the festive season, the Discussion Paper released on 21 December

Developers succeeding in the Land and Environment Court, with a 37 per cent jump in appeals
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

The NSW Government has released its annual snapshot of local councils' performance exposing their track record in the Land and Environment Court