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Traffic Noise Reduction Policy review opportunity for submissions
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 30 2015

VicRoads is undertaking a review of its Traffic Noise Reduction Policy (Policy). It is receiving public comments on the Policy until 19 April 2015


Penalties for a failure to comply with transport of dangerous goods obligations: Environment Protection Authority v Mainfreight Distribution Pty Ltd 2015 NSWLEC 6
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 6 2015

A freight distributor received a hefty penalty for breaches of Dangerous Goods legislation using a truck owned by a third party. Mainfreight


Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendment Bill 2015
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 2 2015

On 26 February 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, The Hon. Warren Truss, presented to the


Is your Marina ready for storm season?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 4 2014

The need to be prepared for the storm season will be front of mind for many Marinas. Most marinas will have systems and plans in place to minimise


Significant penalties imposed on shipowner involved in oil spill, but master escapes conviction
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • July 29 2014

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has imposed a fine of $1.2 million on the owner of a ship involved in a serious oil spill in Newcastle


Federal court upholds ban on “super trawler”, but warns of rough seas ahead
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 10 2014

On 21 February 2014, the Federal Court of Australia delivered its decision in the matter of Seafish Tasmania Pelagic Pty Ltd v Burke, Minister for


Protection of the sea from pollution by oil from ships: findings of recent sentencing judgments
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 18 2014

There are relatively few criminal prosecutions for marine pollution offences. However, two judgments in December 2013 provide some useful current


Heavy Vehicle National Law Penalties Framework Review
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 4 2014

The National Transport Commission (NTC) recently released the Consultation Draft - Heavy Vehicle National Law Penalties Framework Review (Review) for


Marine pollution law in NSW is brought into line with MARPOL
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 29 2012

Ship masters and owners will have to implement more comprehensive waste management and emergency planning and reporting procedures, or risk being liable for heavy penalties under the new Marine Pollution Act


Ports and climate change: acting ahead of regulation
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 16 2012

As international port experience reveals, there are opportunities in acting ahead of regulation and virtues in anticipating climate change regulation