Proposed changes standardise financial assurances for ERAs and streamline assessment of low risk petroleum activities.
The Bill specifically excludes CSG and mining activities from designated areas identified as prime agricultural land.
Ministerial decisions to renew an exploration licence can be challenged and applications should be carefully prepared.
Federal Government has specific responsibilities and powers, but uranium industry regulation is mainly a State matter.
The Federal Energy Minister has launched a new initiative, Smart Blocks, to improve energy efficiency in strata units.
The publication brings together summaries of information on recent deals, market rumours and relevant regulatory updates.
The Federal and Queensland Governments have released 2013 acreages for petroleum exploration and now call for tenders.
Biomass accounts for 1% of Australia's electricity generation, but may be a valuable source of future renewable energy.
This is an update to the previous article regarding new water legislation for petroleum tenure holders in Queensland.
East Timor began arbitration proceedings regarding the distribution of revenue derived from the Greater Sunrise field.
The compliance burden on energy and resources participants in NSW is set to increase.
Proposed legislation aims to open up the Woomera Prohibited Area to mining exploration.
The application was disapproved for unacceptable impacts on biological diversity and noise, dust and social impacts.
These amendments will change the way resource authority holders take or interfere with surface and underground water.
The Bill marks a new chapter in unconventional gas exploration.
Falling prices and high labour costs have forced resources companies to look at new technologies to boost productivity.
New WA mine safety legislation is being drafted, which is intended to replace the existing Mines Safety Inspection Act.
WA has one of the largest technically recoverable shale gas reserves in the world, in its Canning and Perth basins.
The Government continues its commitment to reduce carbon pollution with the roll out of the Clean Energy Future Package.
Queensland proposes to consolidate five resources Acts into one legislative framework - the 'Common Resources Act'.