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New climate test case against coal mine

A new greenhouse gas challenge to a coal mine alleges non-compliance with a state environmental policy and a failure to consider the public interest.

COAG Energy Council beefs up key energy body

The COAG Energy Council today appointed a leading renewables and climate change lawyer as an additional commissioner to the Australian Energy Market Commission.

NSW climate test case underway

Hearings start this week on a greenhouse gas challenge to a Peabody coal mine extension, based on alleged non-compliance with a decade-old state environmental policy.


High Court refuses to hear climate case

The High Court has refused to consider whether Queensland's Appeal Court wrongly dealt with coal-burning emissions when hearing a dispute over GVK Hancock's Alpha coal mine.

Directors warned on fiduciary duty

Directors are breaching their fiduciary duty if they only comply with climate change legislation and fail to adequately develop strategies to equip their companies for a carbon-constrained economy, according to MinterEllison lawyer and corporate governance expert Sarah Barker.


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