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11 Key Changes to South Australia’s Mining Act

On 24 October 2019, the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Act 2019 (SA) received the Governor’s assent, after passing through both Houses of Parliament without being altered in either House. The…

SA Land Tax: Amending Bill introduced into State Parliament

SA Land Tax Update: The SA Government introduced its controversial Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019 to State Parliament on Wednesday, 16 October 2019.The SA Land Tax “Battle” Enters its…

New Environment Protection Act for the Northern Territory

The Environment Protection Act 2019 (NT) has now been granted assent. When it comes into effect, it will introduce significant changes to the Territory’s existing environment protection regime that will…

Might Your Growers be Bargaining Collectively in Vintage 2020 & Beyond?

As has occurred in other areas of the agriculture sector, collective bargaining may play an increased role in grower–winemaker dealings moving forward...The ACCC’s Perspective In the ACCC’s Final Report resulting…

Proposed New Planning Rules for Wind Farms and Solar Farms in SA

The draft new Planning and Design Code for rural areas in South Australia has been released for public consultation until 29 November 2019. The Code is intended to come into…

Launch of South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan

The South Australian Government has now launched its Hydrogen Action Plan, which builds on the Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia released in 2017.The Hydrogen Action Plan The Hydrogen Action Plan…

Being a Non-Resident of Australia – What does that Really Mean?

It doesn't matter whether you live for 12 months in an apartment on the Champs-Elysées or for 6 months there and for 6 months on the Avenue Montaigne!Harding v Commissioner…

The Strong Arm of WHS Law in the NT: Enforceable Undertakings and Industrial Manslaughter

Industrial manslaughter to be an offence in the Northern Territory by the end of the year?The Northern Territory (NT) is a heavy industry based economy, with mining, construction, manufacturing and…

South Australia: Proposed Land Tax Changes

Very Taxing Times for Property InvestorsOn 9 September 2019, following the delivery of the State Budget on 18 June 2019, the SA Government released the much-anticipated draft of the Land…

2019 Changes to Australian Space Law will Assist Industry Participation

On 31 August 2019, the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 replaced the existing Space Activities Act 1998. The new regulatory framework for space access is designed to reduce barriers…

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