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Emerging issues for the Australian resources sector in 2017

Australia - April 5 2017 A range of legislative and policy reforms were introduced over the past 12 months which may significantly impact on Australia’s resources sector…

Damien Clarke, Samantha Daly, Cameron Dean, Dominic McGann, Jim Peterson.

Native Title - Individual ‘power of veto' jeopardises ILUAs

Australia - February 3 2017 All proponents and Traditional Owners who are a party to an existing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) or intend to enter into an ILUA. There has…

Liam Davis, Dominic McGann, Peter Stokes.

McR update: Chain of Responsibility

Australia - November 18 2016 On 14 November 2016, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) released a draft statutory guideline regarding implementation of the…

Tegun Middleton, Stuart Macnaughton, Melanie Simmonds.

Remaining EPOLAA 2014 provisions commence by default

Australia - November 9 2016 The previous State Government passed the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Qld) (EPOLAA 2014) which received assent…

Stuart Macnaughton, Claire Meiklejohn, Melanie Simmonds.

Resource companies note the remaining MERCPA provisions commence

Australia - September 28 2016 The remaining provisions of the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (Qld) (MERCPA) commenced on 27 September 2016. Overlapping…

Jessica Snell.