September 4, 2017

Warkworth Mine Fined for Breach of Licence

Environment Protection Authority v Warkworth Mining Limited [2017] NSWLEC 107 (25 August 2017) Last week the New South Wales Land and Environment Court found Warkworth Mining […]
September 4, 2017

Native Title Update

Yaegl People #2 v Attorney General of New South Wales [2017] FCA 993 (31 August 2017) In a landmark decision by the Federal Court, native title rights have been […]
September 4, 2017

Commonwealth Private Members Busy with Diversity of New Bills Tabled

Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017 A Private Members Bill has been introduced to the Senate that seeks to prohibit the export of livestock for […]
September 4, 2017

Export Legislation Overhaul Begins

A draft of the Export Control Bill 2017 (Cth) and Regulation Impact Statement has been released for public comment by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and […]
September 4, 2017

Quintis Ltd Receives Debt Extension from Noteholders

Quintis Ltd, a major sandalwood producer, has executed a Forbearance Agreement with noteholders that will protect the company from enforcement action due to the non-payment of interest […]
September 4, 2017

Measurement Of Soil Carbon Sequestration In Agricultural Systems Open for Comment

The draft Measurement of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems method is open for public consultation from today until 2 October 2017. The new method is a hybridisation […]
September 4, 2017

The Australia Institute: The Dark Side of the Boom (Victoria)

The Australia Institute last week released a Report into the closure and rehabilitation of mines in Victoria. The Report emphasised the lack of statistics that indicate […]
August 28, 2017

Queensland Sources Local Labour

The Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 (QLD) passed Queensland Parliament last week. The primary action of the Bill will be to prohibit fly-in fly-out […]
August 28, 2017

QLD Water Amendments

The Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (QLD) introduces reform in several areas however significantly in the area of water planning. The Water Planning Framework […]
August 28, 2017

Murray Goulburn in Court

Webster (Trustee) v Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Limited[2017] FCA 995 (25 August 2017) The plaintiff is a unit holder in the Murray-Goulbourn Unit Trust which is wholly owned by […]
August 28, 2017

Adani Appeals Fail

Australian Conservation Foundation Incorporated v Minister for the Environment and Energy [2017] FCAFC 134 (29 August 2017) The second respondent, Adani Pty Ltd, proposes to build […]
August 28, 2017

Senate Busy with Regional, Waste and Water Inquiries

Issues Paper on Regional Development and Decentralisation Tabled The Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation has tabled their issues paper. The paper discusses best practice […]
August 28, 2017

Managing Risk Using Multi-Peril Crop Insurance

Grain Growers have released a Review into 2017 Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Products (MPCI). MPCI gives farmers some financial security over their harvest, protecting them from a […]
August 23, 2017

Standards Australia Withdraws Draft Battery Standard

Standards Australia withdrew its draft standard on 18 August 2017 after receiving over 3000 public comments. It affirmed its status as a technical committee and stated […]
August 22, 2017

South Australia Primary Industries the Focus of Government Funding

Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme Receives Federal Government Funding The Federal Government will grant $45.6 million to the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme under the $500 million National […]
August 22, 2017

Prevention of Forced Closure of Remote Aboriginal Communities Bill 2017 (WA)

This Private Member’s Bill seeks to prevent the forced closures of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Forced closures refer to the failure of Government to […]
August 22, 2017

Petroleum Legislative Amendments Underway in WA

The Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (WA) will amend the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (WA) and the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (WA) to […]
August 22, 2017

Public Interest Test Case Begins before NSWLEC

Wollar Progress Association Incorporated v Wilpinjong Coal Pty Limited & Anor The Wollar Progress Association public interest case is bringing a public interest case against Wilpinjong […]
August 22, 2017

Regional Investment Corporation Bill Senate Report Released

The Senate Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport has tabled their report into the Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017 (Cth). The Bill will provide […]
August 22, 2017

Australia’s Dairy Industry: Rebuilding Trust and a Fair Market For Farmers Report Released

The Senate Committee on Economics has released its long awaited report into the Australian Dairy Industry. Following the collapse of milk markets in 2016 and retrospective […]
August 22, 2017

The Integrity of the Water Market in the Murray-Darling Basin Inquiry Commissioned

Last week, the Senate referred an inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee. The Inquiry will investigate claims of […]
August 22, 2017

Proposed Removal of Limited Merits Review under Energy Laws

The Government has introduced the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) that seeks to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) with the […]
August 16, 2017

NSW Govt Inquiry into Electricity Prices

The NSW Legislative Council Select Committee on Electricity Supply, Demand and Price was established on 10 August 2017. It will be chaired by Paul Green and […]
August 15, 2017

Call for submissions on Water Management Regulation

  Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Water is exhibiting proposed amendments to the Water Management (General) Regulation 2011, and is inviting submissions and feedback from stakeholders […]
August 14, 2017

Nature Conservation through Private Agreement

The Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (QLD) seeks protect significant biodiversity through the assistance of private landholders. It establishes voluntary-managed protected […]

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