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What to do when your energy takeover target has undisclosed non-compliance issues

Australia - January 30 2014 Queensland’s coal seam gas (CSG) boom spurned a flurry of international takeovers in the last decade. The multi-billion dollar LNG export projects…

Jonathan Fulcher, Sarah Macoun

When is a Council decision on infrastructure contributions out of bounds?

Australia - December 11 2015 In this alert, Partner David Nicholls and Law Graduate Ruby Rayner discuss a recent judgment of the Queensland Court of Appeal which confirms that…

The decision rules revisited: an analysis of the Westlink saga

Australia - January 15 2013 The decision rules under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) are unnecessarily complex, and in my view, not conducive to achieving balanced…

Brisbane City Council Natural Assets Local Law 2003

Australia - April 22 2016 The Brisbane City Council Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) was made by the Brisbane City Council (Council) exercising powers pursuant to the…

Olivia Williamson

Court of Appeal judgment provides comfort for private certifiers

Australia - January 17 2013 A recent Court of Appeal judgment has confirmed that if a private certifier acts in an honest and reasonable manner when assessing and deciding a…

James Ireland, Sarah Macoun, Olivia Williamson