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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 (the Bill) was introduced into Parliament on 13 March 2013 and proposes to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC). The purpose of the Bill is to establish … Continue reading

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Committee to oversee QLD’s land access reform ‘Action Plan’ announced

As promised after the state election in 2012, the Queensland Government has confirmed the details of the committee that will advise them on the issues identified in the Six Point Action Plan to reform the state’s land access laws. The … Continue reading

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Mining blog recap for 2012

2012 saw the merger between Herbert Smith and Freehills, creating one of the world’s most experienced energy and resources firms. As it draws to a close, we pause to reflect on some of the key developments in the mining industry. … Continue reading

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Unconventional moves: changes to WA onshore gas regulation

WA has proven it is alive to the fact that there is an increasing importance of unconventional gas resources, with the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) releasing on Monday its response to Dr Tina Hunter’s report on the … Continue reading

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