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12th August 2014

WA Resources update | August 2014

12th August 2014

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Justin Little, Phil McKeiver

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at the major trends in the Australian resources sector, the Exploration Development Incentive, the dispute between the receivers for Forge Group Limited and APR Energy and contracts and standard form precedents for energy and resources projects.

17th June 2014

WA Resources update | June 2014

17th June 2014

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Justin Little, Phil McKeiver

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at the MRF deadline, 5 steps to obtaining consent to an assignment and untangling the red tape of major project approvals.

5th May 2014

Construction, Operation, Regulatory and Bankability Issues for Utility Scale Renewable Energy Projects

5th May 2014

By Damian McNair, Alison Dodd

Over the past 15 years, Australia’s renewable energy market has continued to attract massive interest from developers, contractors, manufacturers, governments and local and international investors.

8th April 2014

WA Resources Update – April 2014

8th April 2014

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Phil McKeiver, Justin Little

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at Iron Ore Off-take Agreements, Papua New Guinea’s resources sector, wholly-owned subsidiaries and the amendments to the Companies Act for the African coutnries of OHADA.

14th March 2014

Native Title client alert

14th March 2014

By Mark Gerus, Fionn Bowd, Emma McLeod

In this alert we discuss the High Court’s native title decision in the State of WA v Alexander Brown & Ors and the proposed amendments to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

20th February 2014

WA Resources Update – February 2014

20th February 2014

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Phil McKeiver

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at the Mining Rehabilitation Fund, the proposed reforms by the Department of Mines and Petroleum and their statutory penalty review. We also take a look at the decisions in the following cases: Yarri & Ors v Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd, Payne v Dwyer and Denton Trading Pty Ltd v Eaglefield Holdings Pty Ltd.

22nd January 2014

Reminder of end of the PPSA transitional period – joint venture implications

22nd January 2014

By Claire Boyd

The transitional period under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) comes to an end on 31 January 2014.

13th December 2013

WA Resources Update – December 2013

13th December 2013

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Phil McKeiver

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at the new JORC Code and amended ASX Listing Rules, the proposed amendments to Western Australian mining legislation and the special access considerations for exploring water.

28th October 2013

WA Resources Update – October 2013

28th October 2013

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Phil McKeiver

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at the recent unilateral action taken by the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to pass legislation to effectively acquire 100% ownership of the Ok Tedi copper/gold mine, the new Emissions Reduction Fund and the Western Australian water reforms.

15th October 2013

Consequential Loss – From Hadley v Baxendale to Environmental Systems and Beyond

15th October 2013

The Supreme Court of Western Australia recently delivered its decision in Regional Power Corporation v Pacific Hydro Group Two Pty Ltd [No 2] [2013] WASC 356 in which it took a different approach to the meaning of the words Consequential Loss to that taken by the courts in England and the approach taken by the Victorian Court of Appeal. In this article, David Martino summarises the three different approaches taken by the courts to this issue, and discusses what clients can do when drafting clauses to exclude consequential and other losses.

27th August 2013

WA Resources Update – August 2013

27th August 2013

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Phil McKeiver

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at a recent decision of the Western Australian Mining Warden in Genbow Pty Limited v The Griffin Coal Mining Company Pty Limited and ASIC announcing that this reporting season it will be focusing on communications between companies and investment analysts.

28th June 2013

WA Resources Update – June 2013

28th June 2013

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Phil McKeiver

Welcome to the latest edition of WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector.

17th April 2013

WA Resources Update – April 2013

17th April 2013

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Phil McKeiver

Welcome to the first edition of WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector. The Update has been prepared by members of Gilbert + Tobin’s leading Energy and Resources team.

21st September 2012

Proposed New Reporting Framework for ASX Listed Mining and Oil & Gas Companies

21st September 2012

By Ben Macdonald

ASX has released proposed changes to the ASX Listing Rules, and associated Guidance Notes, applicable to reserves and resources reporting by ASX-listed mining and oil & gas companies.

13th September 2012

Industry to fund rehabilitation on abandoned mine sites

13th September 2012

By Mark Gerus

Following a four year review into the current regime of environmental securities in respect of mining tenements in Western Australia, on 15 August 2012, the Government has introduced into Parliament the long awaited Mining Rehabilitation Fund Bill 2012 (WA) (MRF Bill) and Mining Rehabilitation Fund Amendment Bill 2012 (WA) (MRF Amendment Bill).

2nd August 2012

China steps up its tide of influence in South China Sea

2nd August 2012

By Chris Flynn

Printed on page 47 of the Australian Financial Review dated 16 July 2012. Reproduced here with the permission of the Australian Financial Review.

12th July 2012

Transfer of iron ore and coal interests since 1 May 2010

12th July 2012

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Peter Feros

Even if you didn’t think the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) was going to affect you, if you disposed of an iron ore or coal asset after 1 May 2010, you may be under an obligation to provide a notification to the buyer or acquirer by 21 July 2012.

11th July 2012

Avoiding expropriation and managing political risk in emerging markets

11th July 2012

By Chris Flynn

Using commercial mechanisms and international law to protect your investment in emerging markets – As Australian and other Western resource companies increasingly look to invest in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, to invest managing political risk is becoming more important to their business.

4th July 2012

Digging up the detail: how much should we really say about what’s buried in the ground?

4th July 2012

By Chris Flynn

The ASX has recently reported on its consultation process regarding the reporting requirements for Australian resources companies. A number of proposals flow from that process which, while bringing Australia into line with other leading international resources markets, carry clear implications for its mining, and oil and gas companies.

21st May 2012

Western Australia announces a review of the state mining royalties

21st May 2012

By Claire Boyd, Chris Flynn

On 17 May 2012 the Western Australian State Government (Government) released its 2012-13 state budget. In the budget the Government revealed that it will be conducting a review of its mining royalty system over the next three years, completing by 1 July 2015 (Review). The Review aims to deliver an A$180-million increase in royalty intake for the State in the 2015/16 fiscal year.

11th May 2012

Long awaited review of Western Australian environmental approval process for resource projects

11th May 2012

By Michael Blakiston, Claire Boyd, Chris Flynn

In a welcome move this week the Department of Mines and Petroleum of Western Australia (DMP) announced its plans to reform the environmental regulatory approvals process that currently apply to onshore minerals and oil and gas operations.

7th May 2012

Coal Seam Gas in NSW: to be or not to be?

7th May 2012

By Chris Flynn

On 1 May 2012, the New South Wales Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee no.5 (Committee) released its report (Report) on certain environmental, economic and social aspects of the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in NSW.

21st March 2012

The New 2012 AIPN Model International Joint Operating Agreement

21st March 2012

By Chris Flynn

This month, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) released the 2012 version of the Model International Joint Operating Agreement (2012 JOA). The 2012 JOA replaces the 2002 version of the Model International Joint Operating Agreement (Previous JOA).

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