Legislating ambition: Climate Change Bill 2022

The Federal Government has tabled its Climate Change Bill 2022 (the Bill) which – if passed – will enshrine into law the Government’s emissions reduction targets. A second bill, the Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 (the Amendments Bill) would define these targets as objectives of a range of government agencies and programs. Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 18

By Timothy Stutt and Kathryn Pacey Episode 18 – The need for speed (and pragmatic pathways) with Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University Tim Stutt and Kathryn Pacey are joined by Dr Chris Greig, Princeton University to discuss the energy transition, industry decarbonisation, technology and investment. Dr Greig shares the origin story and highlights of Net-Zero America, … Read more

19 projects under the EPBC Act the subject of reconsideration requests

The Environment Council of Central Queensland has submitted reconsideration requests for 19 projects under section 78A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act). The projects are all coal and gas projects, principally but not exclusively in Queensland, that are currently undergoing assessment under the EPBC Act. Read more

NT prepares to introduce environmental chain of responsibility legislation

In June 2022, the Northern Territory Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) released a consultation draft of the Environment Protection Legislation Amendment (Chain of Responsibility) Bill 2022 (NT) (Bill). The Bill has significant impacts on the liability of directors, associated entities, financiers, shareholders and others for environmental offences but only in relation to petroleum activities at this time. Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 17

By Timothy Stutt, Melanie Debenham and Kathryn Pacey Episode 17 – Environment: “New government, who dis?” – Australian Federal Election results with Kathryn Pacey Melanie Debenham and Tim Stutt are joined by Kathryn Pacey to break down an historic election where climate change featured prominently. The first six weeks of a new government have provided … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 16

By Timothy Stutt, Gemma McKinnon and Kishaya Delaney Episode 16 – Uluru Statement from the Heart (Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!) – NAIDOC Week 2022 with Gemma McKinnon and Kishaya Delaney In recognition of NAIDOC Week 2022, Mel is joined by First Nations colleagues Gemma McKinnon and Kishaya Delaney for a timely discussion, given … Read more