First wave of energy and resources reform tabled in parliament
The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) (Common Provisions Bill) was introduced to Queensland Parliament on 5 June 2014 by the minister for energy and resources.
The Bill represents the first phase of the Queensland government’s Modernising Queensland’s Resources Acts Program for the mineral resources, petroleum and gas, geothermal and carbon capture and storage industries in Queensland.
The Bill, among other things, introduces amendments to provide for consistent treatment across these sectors in relation to tenure/tenement dealings, caveats and other matters; introduces the new overlapping tenure regime between coal and coal seam gas tenement holders, based on the Queensland Resources Council’s white paper (and the subsequent papers of the steering and technical working groups convened by the department); alters the land access framework for private land based upon recommendations of the Land Access Implementation Committee; introduces ‘red-tape reduction’ measures for the small-scale alluvial mining sector; and provides supporting provisions for the protocol for managing uncontrolled gas emissions from legacy boreholes previously developed by the department in conjunction with industry…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Minter Ellison briefing.
News from Minter Ellison
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Minter Ellison
High Court decision: the implied term of trust and confidence in employment contracts is not part of Australian law
Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker is a landmark decision — resolving the vexed issue of the existence and application of the implied term.
A common misconception for higher-education institutions is that tax is not an issue because they are charitable not-for-profits and therefore tax exempt.