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Climate change a 'bizarre' omission from EPBC Act: Labor

Labor has sought to reassure industry that a new federal environmental agency and a new law that requires consideration of climate change would be better for both business and the environment.


Tribunal overrides landfill decision

A landfill company that had to contend with its works approval application being placed on hold and a sudden adverse rezoning has been granted permission to proceed by a state tribunal.




Oil and gas royalties to go to new clean energy fund

The Western Australian government will lift its moratorium on unconventional oil and gas projects and direct a portion of the royalties to a new Clean Energy Future Fund.



Queensland to appoint mine rehabilitation commissioner

The Queensland government will establish a new position of Rehabilitation Commissioner as it moves to strengthen remediation standards and reduce the risks of mining companies defaulting on closure obligations.

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