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Lessons from Rocky Hill: why proponents of major projects need to consider the link between climate change and human rights
By refusing development consent, the Court drew attention to the increasing importance of human rights considerations.
Australia
24 May 2019
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The implications of the recent Rocky Hill decision for major development
The climate change-related reasons for refusal of the Rocky Hill mine will impact all high GHG emitting developments.
Australia
21 May 2019
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Some practical environmental and social tips in response to the Rocky Hill Coal Project decision
Proponents should ensure that all applications address the concerns of the community, climate change and social impacts.
Australia
22 Mar 2019
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NSW Land and Environment Court refuses development approval for Rocky Hill Coal Mine Project on climate change grounds
This decision to refuse approval could affect the viability of other fossil fuel-dependent industries in Australia.
Australia
16 Feb 2019
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NSW legislative changes to curb illegal dumping of asbestos waste
The 2018 amending act has doubled penalties and created new offences for the unlawful disposal and use of asbestos waste.
Australia
14 Feb 2019
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Is there a role for a Federal EPA on PFAS and other emerging contaminants?
These nine recommendations aim to contain PFAS and ensure the health and financial stability of affected communities.
Australia
11 Jan 2019
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Murky waters: proposed amendments to Basel Convention on transboundary movements of hazardous waste
These amendments proposed by Norway are intended to minimise marine pollution and the illegal dumping of plastic waste.
Australia
7 Jan 2019
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Wild law and the Murray Darling Basin: a creative solution to a wicked problem
Like in NZ, perhaps natural resources, such as rivers and mountains, should be granted standing to sue for their own protection.
Australia
21 Feb 2018
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A more transparent approach: Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill 2017 passes NSW Parliament
NSW adopts greater transparency in its planning rules with the passing of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill.
Australia
22 Nov 2017
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Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017: a new era of regulation in Australia
This delegated legislation will support six bills to reduce red tape for the industrial chemicals industry in Australia.
Australia
28 Jun 2017
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Paris Climate Change Agreement – a snapshot
As one of the world's highest per capita carbon emitters, Australia will need to adopt tighter national emission targets.
Australia
22 Dec 2015
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The NSW EPA adopts new Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997
Given significant penalties for a failure to report, land owners and operators should review these Reporting Guidelines.
Australia
22 Jul 2015
13
New South Wales to pioneer the Federal Government’s One-Stop-Shop policy for environmental approvals
The One-Stop Shop framework aims to reduce duplication of conditions between state approvals and EPBC Act approvals.
Australia
1 May 2015
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Marine Estate Management Legislation in NSW
The Marine Estate Management Act impacts people carrying out commercial or recreational activities in NSW coastal waters.
Australia
21 Jan 2015
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NSW environmental laws to be strengthened and penalties increased
This new legislation is part of the government's broader package of measures to strengthen environmental laws in NSW.
Australia
11 Nov 2014
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Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Subdivision Works) Regulation 2014
The NSW amendment broadens the definition of "subdivision works" so the relevant authority now can carry out the works.
Australia
9 May 2014
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NSW releases draft Waste Avoidance And Resource Recovery Strategy
The NSW EPA WARR Strategy sets targets and performance criteria for the improvement of the State’s waste performance.
Australia
20 Nov 2013
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Buzzacott v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities [2013] FCAFC 111
As Condition 71 could be severed from the approval, an invalid EPBC Act condition did not bring down the whole approval.
Australia
30 Oct 2013
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Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Illegal Waste Disposal) Bill 2013
The Bill was introduced into the NSW Legislative Assembly by the Minister for the Environment on 30 May 2013.
Australia
23 Jul 2013
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An update on environmental assessments, the precautionary principle and adaptive management regimes
This decision has broad implications for all proponents who are required by law to undertake environmental assessments.
Australia
24 Apr 2013
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