Department of Mines and Petroleum

Forrest & Forrest v Wilson – consequences for mining lease applicants

As we previously reported1, a consequence of the High Court of Australia’s decision in Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd  v Wilson2 is unexpected and unhelpful uncertainty regarding the validity of the grant of certain mining leases in Western Australia. The … Continue reading

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Increasing media attention around fraccing has in part elevated stakeholder concerns

On 29 August 2012, the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Environment) Regulations 2012 (WA) (Environment Regulations) commenced operation, codifying the existing requirement for all onshore petroleum activities to have an approved Environment Plan. To support the Environment Regulations, the Department … Continue reading

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