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Explainer: recently announced reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism and implications for industry

Australia - January 19 2023 On 10 January, the Australian Government announced further details of proposed reforms to the safeguard mechanism, intended to commence on 1 July…

Michelle Blackburn, Rosie Syme, Anna White

Mega sporting events: integrating a human rights approach to planning, procurement and delivery

Australia - October 19 2022 Human rights violations linked to mega sporting events (MSEs) have been the subject of significant and global media coverage in recent years. This…

Kate Gill-Herdman, Eloise O'Brien, Rosie Syme, Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope

Long-awaited reform of Victoria’s environmental laws deferred due to COVID-19

Australia - April 23 2020 COVID-19, a once in a lifetime health pandemic, has delayed the implementation of a once in a generation overhaul of Victoria’s environmental laws…

Sarah Raso, Anna White

COVID-19: WA Minister acts swiftly to provide exemptions to planning requirements

Australia - April 14 2020 Within a week of introducing extraordinary powers to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, the Western Australian Minister for Planning has issued a…

Marisa Taliangis, Brent Lillywhite

COVID-19: Western Australian Minister empowered to grant a broad range of exemptions to planning requirements

Australia - April 9 2020 COVID-19 represents a new and immediate human health and economic crisis which has highlighted the urgent need to relax planning requirements. In…

Marisa Taliangis, Brent Lillywhite