November 17, 2015

Commonwealth Seeks to Promote Investment in Alternative Energy Vehicles

The Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015 (Cth) seeks to make amendments to the Automotive Transformation Scheme Act 2009 and the […]
November 10, 2015

Investment Forum for the North of Australia

Darwin is currently hosting the Northern Australia Investment Forum. The Forum, which is hosting 350 international business leaders, seeks to develop Northern Australia as a region […]
November 10, 2015

Carmichael Coal Mine Challenged by the Australian Conservation Foundation

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) are claiming the Federal Environment Minister erred in granting approval to the Carmichael Coal Mine. The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation […]
November 10, 2015

BoM releases the Australian Groundwater Explorer

The Bureau of Meteorology has released the Australian Groundwater Explorer. The publically available interactive program allows users to access information regarding groundwater Australia-wide. The map provides […]
November 9, 2015

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals – Leaders’ Summit 2015

Kingfisher Law is an Associate Sponsor of the BCCM “Ahead of the Curve: Co-operatives and Mutuals Delivering a Stronger Australian Economy’ Leaders” Summit, Melbourne 9-10 November […]
November 3, 2015

‘Champagne Jayne’ Case: Conduct Considered Deceptive and Misleading by the Federal Court

Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne v Powell [2015] FCA 1110 (20 October 2015) The respondent offered wine education services and adopted the marketing personality of […]
November 3, 2015

Federal Court Native Title Determination

Gorringe on behalf of the Mithaka People v State of Queensland [2015] FCA 1116 (27 October 2015) The Federal Court has made a determination regarding a […]
November 3, 2015

Legislative Certainty for Tasmanian Developers

The Macquarie Point Development Corporation Amendment Bill 2015 (Tas) seeks to amend the Macquarie Point Development Corporation Act 2012 (Tas). The Bill will give certainty to development […]
November 3, 2015

Finding for Resource and Energy Companies in Western Australia North West Shelf Venture Case

Woodside Energy Ltd v Electricity Generation And Retail Corporation, T/As Synergy [2015] Wasc 397 (26 October 2015) The Plaintiffs are participants in the Western Australia North […]
November 3, 2015

Queensland Committee Release Report into the Energy and Water Ombudsman Amendment Bill 2015

This week the Queensland Utilities, Science and Innovation Committee released their Report into the Energy and Water Ombudsman Amendment Bill 2015 recommending for its introduction. The […]
November 3, 2015

Queensland Government Seeks to Re-establish Public Consultation Regarding Environmental Management

The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (QLD) has been referred to the Agriculture and Environment Committee for consideration. A Report recommending the introduction or […]
November 3, 2015

Guidelines for the Economic Assessment of Mining and Coal Seam Gas Proposals

The Department of Planning and Environment are currently seeking submissions until 24th November 2015 regarding economic assessments as a precondition to granting major gas exploration and […]
November 3, 2015

Greater Sydney Commission Bill: changing NSW Strategic Planning

The Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015 is currently before the NSW Legislative Council. The Bill proposes alterations to metropolitan planning by establishing the Greater Sydney Commission […]
October 27, 2015

South Australia Water Law Amendment Receives Assent

The Water Industry (Third Party Access) Amendment Bill 2015 (SA) received assent this week. The Bill will amend the Water Industry Act 2012 by inserting a […]
October 27, 2015

Mining Legislation Amendments Overhaul Environmental Management Provisions.

The Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (WA) is currently before the Western Australian Parliament, seeking to amend provisions in the Mining Act 1978 (WA), Mining Legislation […]
October 27, 2015

Western Australia Amalgamates Land Management Authorities

The Conservation and Land Management Amendment Bill 2015 (WA) was assented to this week, effectively combining the Conservation Commission and the Marine Parks and Reserves Authority […]
October 27, 2015

Cognate Bills regarding Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendments Awaiting Assent

The Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment (Grant of Coal and Petroleum Prospecting Titles) Bill 2015, Mining and Petroleum Amendment (Land Access Arbitration) Bill 2015, Mining and […]
October 27, 2015

New South Wales Parliament Begins Climate Action

The NSW Legislative Council this week introduced the Climate Change Bill 2015 (NSW). The Bill seeks to establish climate change management through mitigation and adaption measures, […]
October 27, 2015

Native Title Claimants Succeed in Excluding Resource Company’s Right to Explore without Negotiation

Isaac Hale and Others on behalf of Bunuba #2 v Mings Mining Resources Pty Ltd and Another [2015] NNTTA 49 (23 October 2015) The Native Title Tribunal […]
October 20, 2015

Tasmanian Planning Scheme Passes Initial Legislative Test

The Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Scheme) Bill 2015 has passed the Legislative Assembly and will now be subject to debate in the […]
October 20, 2015

Amendments to Alter Energy Saving Scheme before NSW Parliament

The Electricity Supply Amendment (Energy Savings Scheme) Bill 2015 (NSW) has been introduced into Parliament seeking to extend the automatic termination of the Energy Saving Scheme […]
October 20, 2015

Carmichael Coal Mine Re-Approved by Federal Minister for the Environment

The controversial underground and open cut mine by Adani Mining Pty Ltd has been re-approved by the Federal Environment Minister under s 130(1) and s 133 […]
October 20, 2015

Native Title Claimants Fail to Exclude Resource Company’s Right to Explore

Yurriyangem Taam v Baibao Resources Pty Ltd and Another [2015] NNTTA 47 (14 October 2015) The Native Title Tribunal has held Baibao Resources can proceed to […]
October 20, 2015

Restrictions on Surface Water Purchases by the Commonwealth Begin

Statutory restrictions on Commonwealth purchase of surface water begin this week under the Water Amendment Act 2015 (Cth). The Commonwealth Government is now limited in its […]
October 20, 2015

Landcare Governance To Change With Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

The Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015 is currently before the Senate. Part two of the Bill seeks to amend the Natural Resources Management (Financial […]

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