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Valuation of land in NSW treatment of publicly owned minerals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • May 20 2015

The NSW Land and Environment Court has delivered an important judgment on the treatment of publicly-owned minerals in land valuations carried out by


Keep the faith! Pitfalls to avoid when negotiating with Native Title Parties
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 14 2015

Two recent decisions (Collins v Nguddaboolgan, decided on 25 March 2015, and Rusa Resources v Wajarri Yamatji, decided on 2 April 2015) contain


Transfer of an interest in an exploration licence during its first year of term do you need Ministerial consent?
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • May 14 2015

The Western Australian Court of Appeal recently delivered its decision in Commissioner of State Revenue v Abbotts Exploration Pty Ltd2014 WASCA 211


Queensland Land Court's interpretation of "proceedings" scaled back
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 14 2015

The Queensland Supreme Court has recently ruled that the Queensland Land Court's hearings of applications and objections under the Mineral Resources


Metgasco limited takes NSW government to court over suspension of activities under petroleum drilling licence
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • May 7 2015

On 14 May 2014, a delegate (Delegate) of the NSW Minister for Resources and Energy (Minister) suspended the activities allowed under Metgasco


Queensland Land Court suffers major setback in its powers
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • May 6 2015

Yesterday, the Queensland Supreme Court decided that the Land Court does not have the power to require disclosure under Chapter 7 of the Uniform


Political pressure fails to stop Metgasco project in northern rivers NSW Supreme Court quashes government’s decision to suspend operations
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • May 1 2015

The NSW Supreme Court has quashed a decision by the NSW Office of Coal Seam Gas to suspend operations at Metgasco's Clarence Moreton Basin project on


Court settles contest over what constitutes effective community consultation
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

The NSW Supreme Court has clarified the requirement for "genuine and effective community consultation" in the NSW Strategic Regional Land Use Policy


Metgasco’s success against NSW Minister for Resources and Energy: ensuring those in power act within power
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 28 2015

Last week's decision of Justice Button of the NSW Supreme Court, which quashed two decisions made by the Minister's delegate relating to the


High Court agrees NSW Government had the power to cancel exploration licences
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • April 17 2015

The High Court of Australia has dismissed an appeal by two mining companies whose exploration licences (ELs) were revoked by the NSW Government