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Common law duty of care not inconsistent with public authority’s statutory functions: Western Power partly liable for Parkerville bushfire

Water, water everywhere… but not enough for the environment

Recent developments in the water space, including the NSW Government's Water Reform Action Plan and the Murray-Darling Basin Water Compliance Review.

31 May 2018

Australian Water – A stream of reviews and reforms in the pipeline

Regulation has often been the tool of choice when it comes to managing water given its status as an important natural resource in Australia.

26 February 2018

AgriThinking: With a new Federal Agriculture Minister, what can we expect in 2018?

What can we expect from the Australian Government in 2018 when it comes to agricultural trade, investment and finance?

30 January 2018
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Reef n’ beefed-up regulations proposed in Queensland

The Qld Government released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement for broadening and enhancing reef protection regulations to improve water quality protections for the Great Barrier Reef.

20 September 2017
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The Australian Government’s key milestones for Northern Australia

The Federal Government has set out various milestones as a part of its long-term plan for Northern Australia but there are major barriers it must address for success.

26 April 2017
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Water rights and trading in Australia

Water access rights are core assets for many agribusinesses. We look at the benefits and challenges of trading water and what we might expect the regulators to do...

03 August 2016
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Case study: The hunt for top tier assets - State Power Investment Corporation's acquisition of Pacific Hydro Group

The acquisition of Pacific Hydro Group, IFM Investor's renewable energy portfolio, was one of the largest ever acquisition by a Chinese bidder into Australia.

25 July 2016
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Case study: Techcent’s acquisition of 100% of shares in Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH

In a limited auction process involving over 30 interested parties, Chengdu Techcent Environment Co Ltd acquired 100% of shares in Germany's Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH.

25 July 2016
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Australia’s next step in the nuclear industry

Australia has taken a small step towards increased participation in the nuclear industry with the launch of South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.

17 February 2016

Northern Territory announces significant reforms to environmental, oil and gas frameworks

NT Government announces plans to reform its environmental assessment & approvals processes, and restrict oil & gas developments.

20 November 2015

Developing Northern Australia: Investing in Australia’s gateway to Asia

The White Paper identifies a range of infrastructure, agriculture and land administration reforms aimed at stimulating investment and growth in northern Australia.

22 June 2015
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Opportunities and challenges for infrastructure investment in Asia

Asia’s leading infrastructure investment position presents opportunities for investors with developing economies that need infrastructure investment.

27 May 2015
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