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Northern Territory EPA consultation on greenhouse gas and cultural heritage guidance

Australia - May 26 2022 The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (EPA) commenced consultation last week on greenhouse gas and culture and heritage guidance…

The election and the environment: what happens next?

Australia - May 23 2022 The recent Australian Federal Election has resulted in a change of government. While the votes continue to be counted and the final constitution of…

QLD Planning Minister adds 12 months to development approvals

Australia - May 4 2022 On 29 April 2022, the Honourable Steven Miles MP (Planning Minister) gave notice under section 275R of the Planning Act 2016 (QLD) (Planning Act) and…

Wind farm noise may be a nuisance - but compliance remains a critical issue

Australia - April 12 2022 The Victorian Supreme Court has found that intermittent noise from Bald Hills Wind Farm at night was a nuisance, and awarded damages, aggravated…

Winds of change: an update on Australia’s offshore wind industry

Australia - March 31 2022 Australia has made significant strides in its offshore wind industry in recent weeks, with the regulatory regime expected to commence on 2 June 2022…

Consolidated State Environmental Planning Policies support NSW Planning Principles

Australia - March 16 2022 The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has consolidated 45 State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) and deemed SEPPs to align with…

New environmental legislation operative in NSW

Australia - March 14 2022 Directors and related bodies corporate that benefit from environmental offences committed by a corporation are subject to new liabilities and the NSW…

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 12

United Kingdom - March 13 2022 Tim and Mel discuss corporate purpose with HSF’s previous Chair and Senior Partner, James Palmer, one of the UK’s leading M&A, capital markets and…

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 11

Australia - March 9 2022 In this Episode, Mel celebrates International Women’s Day 2022 with HSF’s…

Draft Greenhouse Gas Storage and Transport Bill to be drafted

Australia - March 9 2022 The Minister for Mines and Petroleum today approved the drafting of a Bill to provide the resources industry with opportunities to decarbonise, such…