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July 18, 2017

The Australian Market for Crop Insurance

Crop insurance is a global phenomenon that seeks to protect businesses much like insurance in any other industry. Yet crop insurance protection in Australia is currently […]
July 18, 2017

Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Replaced with Indigenous Representation Under Proposal from the Referendum Council

Fifty years on the from the 1967 Constitutional Referendum of indigenous recognition, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander first peoples seek to be heard and believe a […]
July 4, 2017

South Australian Court Finds No Grounds for Water Licence

Metjac Holdings P/L v Minister For Sustainability, Environment & Conservation [2017] SAERDC 24 (22 June 2017) The appellant, Metjac, sought a water licence and allocation regarding […]
July 4, 2017

Northern Territory Economic Development Framework

The Northern Territory Government has released its blueprint into the economic development of the territory. The Framework focuses on agribusiness, tourism, energy and minerals, and international […]
July 4, 2017

Victorian Environmental Water Inquiry

The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee is currently accepting submissions regarding the Victorian Environmental Water Inquiry. The Inquiry was launched in response to the […]
July 4, 2017

Draft Queensland Biosecurity Strategy: Our Next Five Years (2017-2022)

The Queensland Government is receiving submissions until 14 July 2017 regarding the draft biosecurity strategy that has been developed to address future biosecurity risks over the […]
July 4, 2017

Governance and Operation of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund was established as an independent body that allocates funding to assist in the development of significant infrastructure projects across Northern Australia. […]
July 4, 2017

Inquiry Into Water Use Efficiency In Australian Agriculture

The Commonwealth Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources is continuing to accept submissions regarding its inquiry into water use efficiency in Australian agriculture. The Inquiry […]
July 4, 2017

Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism Begins

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) came into force at the beginning of this financial year. The ADGSM is the federal government’s response to insecure […]
June 27, 2017

Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping Ltd v Chief Executive, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection & Anor

The community action group brought a judicial review before the Queensland Supreme Court regarding the failure of the Minister (first respondent) to take into account relevant […]
June 27, 2017

Bill to Support Indigenous Representation in Decision-making Along the Yarra

Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017 (Vic) The bill seeks to develop the Yarra Strategic Plan and establish the Birrarung Council to oversee the […]
June 27, 2017

Productivity Commission Inquiry: Report into the Regulation of Australian Agriculture

The Productivity Commission has released their Final Report into the Regulation of Australian Agriculture. The purpose of the Inquiry was to identify unnecessary regulation restricting the […]
June 27, 2017

Agricultural Industry Growth Continues

Last week, the Federal Government announced the release of the Decadal Plan for Australian Agricultural Sciences, 2017–26. The Plan will inform government and industry in Australian […]
June 27, 2017

Commonwealth Acquisition of Water Entitlement

The Federal Government has contracted to acquire 21.9 GL of water in the Murray-Darling Basin from Tandou Limited. The acquisition will contribute to the strategic recovery […]
June 27, 2017

Southern Australia Offshore Gas Study

The Australian Government has commissioned a study into the potential of offshore gas basins in Southern Australia under the Offshore South East Australia Future Gas Supply […]
June 27, 2017

ASIC to be Industry Funded

The ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017 (Cth) has passed both houses and establishes an industry funded model regarding those businesses regulated by Australian Securities […]
June 27, 2017

Independent Review of the Water Trigger Legislation and Post Implementation Review

In 2013 the Commonwealth Parliament passed an amendment to the Environment Biodiversity and Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) that expanded the remit for the Federal Environment Minister […]
June 27, 2017

Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency Program

The Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency Program is still receiving applications from Irrigators in the South Australian Murray Darling Basin to be a part of the […]
June 27, 2017

Stop Adani Bill Introduced to Parliament

Environment and Infrastructure Legislation Amendment (Stop Adani) Bill 2017 (Cth) A private members bill has been introduced to Parliament that seeks to stop the development of […]
June 14, 2017

Environment Protection Authority to be Updated

The Environment Protection Bill 2017 (Vic) has been introduced to Parliament and legislates the function of the Environment Protection Authority. The Environment Protection Authority was established […]
June 14, 2017

Clean Energy Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage

The Government recently announced the removal of a legislative barrier on investment by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation into Carbon Capture and Storage Technology by its […]
June 14, 2017

Low Emissions Roadmap

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has released its Low Emissions Technology Roadmap this month. The Report outlines low emissions technological development that can assist […]
June 14, 2017

Independent Review into the Future of the National Energy Market Released

Last week, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, released his independent review in to the state of the national energy market and proposed a structured method to […]
June 14, 2017

International Ozone Obligations Amended

The Federal Government has introduced amendments under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Cth) to uphold Australia’s international obligation to […]
June 14, 2017

Government Introduces Regional Investment Bill

The Federal Government has introduced the Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017 (Cth). The Bill will provide $4 billion in concessional loans to the farm business program […]
 

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