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April 18, 2017

Water Markets in NSW

The NSW Department of Primary Industries and Water is reviewing current water market fundamentals in NSW. Water markets are valuable tools in managing extreme variability, including […]
April 18, 2017

Public Submissions Close for NSW Infrastructure SEPP Redesign

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (NSW) is currently under review as part of the bigger ongoing review of NSW planning policies. The Infrastructure SEPP […]
April 18, 2017

Federal Regulations for Dispute Resolution in the Sugar Industry

The Federal Government has introduced new sugar industry regulations under the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Sugar) Regulations 2017 (Cth). The Regulations will impact the relationships between […]
April 18, 2017

Biochar Conference Comes to NSW

The Australia and New Zealand Biochar Conference will be held in Murwillumbah, NSW from 10-12 August 2017. The Conference will bring together farmers, policy makers and […]
April 18, 2017

Horticulture Code of Conduct Begins

From April 1, the National Horticulture Code of Conduct was replaced by a new code, Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Horticulture) Regulations 2017 (Cth). The Code seeks […]
April 18, 2017

Satellite Based Augmentation System Seeks Agribusiness for User Trial

Geoscience Australia is developing the National Positioning Infrastructure Capability with its Satellite Based Augmentation System. The SBAS is currently undergoing trials across a range of industries […]
April 18, 2017

Farming Together Initiative Conference Registration Open

The National Farm Co-Operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program is supported by Federal Government funding and seeks to improve the visibility and uptake of agricultural co-operative corporate […]
April 18, 2017

World Wheat Glut

High levels of wheat production across the globe, including a record supply of grain in Australia, have led to higher levels of supply this selling season. […]
April 18, 2017

Agriculture Commodities Forecast

ABARES has released its outlook into Australia’s agriculture commodities from 2021-2022. The agricultural sector is expected to break another record of return over the last financial […]
April 18, 2017

Northern Australia Project Funding Application Extended

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Developing Northern Australia Project Funding Round has been extended to 22nd May 2017 due to the impacts of Cyclone Debbie affecting […]
April 13, 2017

Reforming the National Energy Market: Should the National Electricity Objective Be Amended or Can Albertan Energy Law Provide Guidance?

In November 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, which formalised Australia’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per […]
April 11, 2017

Tasmanian Government Seeks to Circumvent High Court Decision by Exempting Marine Farms from Paying Council Rates

Last year, the High Court unanimously dismissed the appeal in Coverdale v West Coast Council [2016] HCA 15 (14 April 2016) that sought to overturn a […]
April 11, 2017

NSW Begins ‘Energy From Waste’ Technology Inquiry

The NSW Legislative Council Planning and Environment Portfolio Committee has commenced an inquiry into waste disposal practices in NSW. The Inquiry will particularly focus on energy […]
April 11, 2017

Australian Beef Sustainability Group Release 2017 Framework

The Australian Beef Sustainability Network last week issued their Sustainability Framework. The Framework seeks to explain, for the benefit of customers and producers, the essence of […]
April 11, 2017

Biosecurity Legislative Updates Impacting Agricultural Domestic Trading

The NSW Government’s regulatory overhaul of biosecurity has begun to see effects on the domestic horticulture market since partially commencing in November last year. The Biosecurity […]
April 4, 2017

South Australia Introduces Pipeline Dispute Settlement Bill

The South Australian Government has introduced the National Gas (South Australia) (Pipelines Access—Arbitration) Amendment Bill 2017 (SA). The Bill would have the effect of amending the […]
April 4, 2017

Senate Committee Delivers Report on the Retirement Of Coal Fired Power Stations

The Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications has delivered its Report on the Retirement of Coal Fired Power Stations. The Committee was tasked with inquiring […]
April 4, 2017

Senate Committee Delivers Report Rejecting Bight Moratorium

The Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications has delivered its Report on the Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2016 (Cth). The Inquiry examined the […]
April 4, 2017

Renew Australia Bill 2017 (Cth)

The Private Member’s Bill was introduced to the Senate last week. It seeks to address outstanding issues currently faced by the Australian energy system. The Bill […]
April 4, 2017

Review of Australia’s Climate Change Policies Seeks Public Submissions

The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking public comment on the review of Australia’s emissions target. The Review was commissioned by the Australian Government […]
April 4, 2017

National Native Title Tribunal Celebrates 25 Years of Native Title Recognition

The National Native Title Tribunal has launched a new website highlighting the development of Native Title in Australia since it was first recognised in Mabo v […]
April 4, 2017

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission release Final Report Cattle and Beef Market Study

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a report investigating the anti-competitive conduct and market structures at play in the Australian cattle industry. The […]
March 28, 2017

South Australian Black Out Report Issued

The Australian Energy Market Operator has released the Black System South Australia 28 September 2016 Report. The Report establishes the chain of events that led to […]
March 28, 2017

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to Investigate Energy Industry

The Federal Treasurer yesterday engaged the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to Inquire into electricity supply and prices. The Inquiry comes in response to rising consumer […]
March 28, 2017

Project Sea Dragon Receives Environmental Approval

Australia’s largest prawn farm, to be developed in Northern Australia, has received environmental approval from the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority. The EPA’s approval has conditions […]
 

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