Australia is a country with vast mineral wealth. This fact, coupled with its stable political, legal and economic environment, a highly skilled workforce, and a welcoming attitude to foreign investment, makes Australia a favoured destination.
In June 2018 Norway proposed amendments to the Basel Convention, to minimise marine pollution and the illegal dumping of plastic waste. The amendments will be considered in April 2019, at the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
From 11 January 2019, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure (ports, electricity, water and gas infrastructure) will have their assets more closely scrutinised by the Commonwealth Government.
The long-awaited Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 is now before parliament, commencing the biggest environmental regulatory shake-up in Victoria in decades. What are the key reforms proposed?
Amendments to the General Exemption Order made under the Electricity Industry Act 2000 (Vic) better reflect current models being used by alternative energy sellers and streamline the regulatory framework applicable to renewable energy delivery in Vic
Under proposed amendments to Queensland’s Environmental Protection Act 1994, a progressive rehabilitation and closure plan would be required to accompany a site-specific application for a mining activity relating to a mining lease.