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The federal government has released two regional assessments of the likely cumulative impacts of coal and gas projects on water resources.
* Mine rehabilitation inquiry schedules first hearing
* Uranium company announces EPBC approval
* Inpex pays for air monitoring in Darwin
* Tasmania to tighten controls on salmon farming
Under a worst-case scenario, Melbourne could face a water shortfall in about 10 years, according to new estimates.
The company responsible for one of Australia's worst offshore oil spills has received an improvement notice after failing to provide adequate spill response training to staff.
Two new federal government reports conclude special EPBC approval requirements that apply to coal seam gas projects and large coal mines have delivered important benefits.
A new list of audits proposed by Victoria's Auditor-General says that waste levy revenue has grown spectacularly, but the value of grants has plunged.
* Energy policy must be 'grounded in economics and engineering', Turnbull says
* Queensland backs $50m biorefinery
* Australia signs on for tougher ballast water rules
Dyno Nobel must pay pollution fines and EPA costs totalling $532,000 and has to publicise its offences nationally as a warning to other businesses.
A court has ordered a business to pay $150,000, after taking into account EPA reservations about the company's claims that it was unlikely to reoffend.
A court has ordered an insurer to reimburse a service station owner for only a small portion of the costs it claimed after petrol fumes led to an explosion.