The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 12

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 12 – Authenticity with James Palmer Tim and Mel discuss corporate purpose with HSF’s previous Chair and Senior Partner, James Palmer, one of the UK’s leading M&A, capital markets and corporate lawyers, with deep experience in corporate governance and regulation. James explores the overall framing of ESG, and the importance … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 11

By Melanie Debenham Episode 11 –  #BreakTheBias with Rebecca Maslen-Stannage and Andrew Pike In this episode, Mel celebrates International Women’s Day 2022 with HSF’s Chair and Senior Partner, Rebecca Maslen-Stannage and Andrew Pike, Executive Partner for Asia and Australia. Rebecca and Andrew share some personal reflections on progress made, and remaining challenges, in achieving lasting … Read more

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia Episode 10

By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham Episode 10 –   All eyes on COP27 with Silke Goldberg, HSF’s Global Head of ESG and lead for the firm’s Climate Change practice In the first episode for 2022, Tim and Mel are joined by Silke Goldberg, HSF’s Global Head of ESG and Climate Change practice lead. Silke embarks … Read more

QLD 2020-21 Financial Provisioning Scheme Annual Report released

On 15 September 2021, Queensland Treasury released its annual report for the Financial Provisioning Scheme (FPS) governed by the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Act 2018 (Qld) (FP Act). The annual report provides insight into risk outcomes, status of transition, contribution fund and surety balances, and planned expenditure. Snapshot Of the aggregate $7.4 billion … Read more

Wind farm assets held to be chattels, not fixtures

In a recent test case involving Ararat Wind Farm, the Supreme Court of Victoria held that above-ground wind farm assets were chattels and therefore excluded from the capital improved value of leviable land for the Victorian Fire Services Levy. Read more