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A National Interest test for LNG exports?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

At the recent Australian Domestic Gas Outlook conference held in Sydney in late February 2014 the issue of a 'National Interest' test for LNG exports


Foreign investment review board:increasing focus on tax consequences
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

Treasurer Joe Hockey recently made comments indicating the Foreign Investment Review Board would be increasing its focus on tax consequences when


Emissions Reduction Fund
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

In late December 2013, the Australian Government released its Green Paper further detailing the proposed development and implementation of an


Insurance issues in drilling contracts
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

When drafting or negotiating drilling contracts parties need to know what insurance arrangements their companies (or clients) have in place and what


Restriction on immediate deduction for mining rights and information
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

Expenditure on mining rights and information will no longer qualify for an immediate deduction. Instead mining rights and information first used for


Court to hold native title payments
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

In the recent native title decision of Mandandanji People v State of Queensland 2013 FCA 225 (Mandandanji) the Federal Court ordered that payments


Busting a blockade in New South Wales
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

The mining company, Hume Coal (Hume) held an exploration licence over land in the southern highlands of NSW. Part of the exploration licence covered


Intellectual property in the resources industry
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 19 2012

Recent changes to the law have brought a focus on confidential information in the resources sector. Intellectual Property needs to be valued by


Amendments re royalty payments in Queensland
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • January 20 2013

From 28 September 2012 Queensland's petroleum regulations were amended. One of the changes was to impose a penalty, in certain situations, on a


South Australia rejects permanent ban on hydraulic stimulation in favour of enquiry
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 3 2014

The South Australian Parliament has rejected a private member Bill from Mark Parnell, The Petroleum and Geothermal Energy (Hydraulic Fracturing