Last month, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) told a Senate committee hearing on climate change risk disclosure that it agrees with the view that directors must consider and disclose climate risks to fulfil their duties under the Corporations Act 2001 (Act).
April 13, 2017
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has announced proposed amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), affecting the strategic planning and approvals processes.
March 09, 2017
On 7 February 2017 the Government published the much anticipated Housing White Paper (the Paper), entitled ‘Fixing our broken housing market’.
February 10, 2017
National harmonisation of environmental regulation
February 01, 2017
On January 17, 2017, the Victorian Government (Government) released its response to the Independent Inquiry (Inquiry) into the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
January 18, 2017
On 10 November 2016, the Australian Government ratified the Paris Agreement.
January 17, 2017
In 2015, the Victorian Government commissioned the Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 (2010 Act) (Review).
December 06, 2016
We provide an overview of the recent developments in the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), including the results of the fourth ERF auction, the draft methods for savanna fire management and draft amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 (CFI Rule).
November 24, 2016
The Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007 (Scheduled Premises Regulations), which define which activities are required to obtain an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) works approval or licence, will sunset on 26 June 2017.
November 14, 2016
Many would be aware of the “chain of responsibility” amendments made to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) (EP Act ) with effect from April this year.
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