LEGAL UPDATES

October 20, 2015

Victorian Energy Target To Be Updated

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Amendment (Saving Energy, Growing Jobs) Bill 2015 is currently before the Victorian Legislative Council. The Bill proposes amendments to the Victorian […]
October 20, 2015

Hunter Region Water Sharing Plan Review

The Water Sharing Plan for the Hunter region is currently under review as a replacement to the current Plan which will be superseded in 2016. Public […]
October 20, 2015

Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for Project Sea Dragon Stage 1 Legune Grow-out Facility

The Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority is currently seeking comments regarding the draft terms of reference for the proposed billion dollar “Project Sea Dragon” aquaculture project. […]
October 20, 2015

Australian Land Council and the National Heritage Trust Advisory Committee to be Amalgamated

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 […]
October 6, 2015

Update: Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (QLD)

Last week Fairfax and the ABC published stories about a ‘backflip’ by the ALP in regards to Part 4 of the Water Reform and Other Legislation […]
October 6, 2015

Inquiry into Onshore Unconventional Gas in Victoria, September 2015

The Inquiry seeks to determine the viability of unconventional gas in Victoria. The risks associated with the extraction of unconventional gas, and the subsequent harms to […]
October 6, 2015

Coal Seam and Other Unconventional Gas Moratorium Bill 2015

A Bill seeking to place a moratorium on the exploration and mining of coal seam or unconventional gas is currently before the New South Wales Legislative […]
October 6, 2015

Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC v State of Western Australia

Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 1053 (25 September 2015) The Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) sought to expand the […]
September 30, 2015

Renewables: QLD Liquid Fuel Supply (Ethanol and Other Biofuels Mandate) Amendment Bill 2015

The Queensland Government is working to introduce reforms in the area of biofuels by the Liquid Fuel Supply (Ethanol and Other Biofuels Mandate) Amendment Bill 2015. […]
September 30, 2015

Water Amendment Bill 2015 (Cth) has passed the Senate

When it comes into force the Water Amendment Bill 2015 (Cth) will amend the Water Act 2007 (Cth) to introduce a threshold limit on Commonwealth water […]
September 15, 2015

Structuring Farm Business Entities: Senate Inquiry and White Papers Provide Direction

Read our analysis of the White Paper on the Development of Northern Australia and the White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness in Irrigation Australia Spring 2015 (pp […]
August 20, 2015

Trading Irrigation Water for Hydroelectricity

Read our Technical Paper (pp 68-72) AWA Water August 2015: Trade prohibitions and possibilities in the East Kimberley, Western Australia
July 23, 2015

Water Law Reform in Western Australia

Western Australia (WA) is in the process of reforming its outdated Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 (RiWI Act). This reform has been in the […]
July 23, 2015

Peri-urban water law dilemmas

Accelerating peri-urban development means that water law must update to meet the needs of stakeholders in this rapidly changing zone.  Our Big Issue article in Irrigation […]
July 23, 2015

Challenging the tragedy of the water commons

Challenging the tragedy of the water commons through facilitating water recycling: New rules impacting peri-urban water use Introduction In NSW there are a myriad of regulatory […]
July 23, 2015

Senate Inquiry into Co-operative and Mutual structures

The Inquiry of the Australian Senate Committee on Economics into Co-operative, Mutual and Member-owned Firms has received over 50 submissions.  Under its Terms of Reference the […]
 

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