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Environmental Approval for Perth highway Extension Challenged
Environment
Friday September 11 2015

Environmental Approval for Perth highway Extension Challenged

Western Australia's Environmental Defender's Office is challenging state environmental approval of the Roe 8 highway extension, which will cut through the Beeliar wetlands.

NSW Cracks Down on Planning Law Breaches
Environment
Tuesday October 14 2014

NSW Cracks Down on Planning Law Breaches

Companies who wilfully dump dirty water from mine operations into nearby rivers in New South Wales or recklessly build apartments which don’t meet fire safety standards...

NSW: Planning Chaos as Court Upholds Rio Decision
Mining
Monday April 7 2014

NSW: Planning Chaos as Court Upholds Rio Decision

The planning system in New South Wales is in chaos following a Supreme Court of Appeal decision which upheld an earlier judgement disallowing an expansion of...

NSW Set for ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Environmental Approvals
Environment
Friday November 8 2013

NSW Set for ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Environmental Approvals

The federal and New South Wales Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work toward a one-stop shop for environmental approvals.

Queensland Closes in on Simpler Approvals
Environment
Tuesday September 24 2013

Queensland Closes in on Simpler Approvals

The Abbott Government is closing in on a deal with Queensland to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ for environmental approvals for major resource and infrastructure construction projects,...

Huge Gas Project Approval ‘Unlawful’
Environment
Tuesday August 20 2013

Huge Gas Project Approval ‘Unlawful’

The environmental approval for a now-cancelled multi-billion gas construction project in the north-west of Australia has been declared unlawful.

Red Tape Drowns New Mining Construction Projects
Mining
Tuesday July 30 2013

Red Tape Drowns New Mining Construction Projects

Approvals for new mining construction projects are being bogged down in complex approval processes, the country’s peak resource industry lobby group says.

Red Tape Top Construction Industry Election Priority
Business
Monday July 29 2013

Red Tape Top Construction Industry Election Priority

Cutting red tape on ordinary compliance and approvals for significant developments has emerged as the single-most important business priority in the construction sector for the next...

Coalition to Slash $1 Billion in Red Tape
Infrastructure
Monday July 8 2013

Coalition to Slash $1 Billion in Red Tape

A one-stop-shop for environmental approval for major construction projects in Australia would be created under a plan the Coalition says would see both the carbon tax...

Energy
Apr 9 2019
Adani Groundwater Plan Gets Green Light

The federal environment minister has given the green light to the controversial Adani Carmichael mine's groundwater plan, taking it a step closer to operation.

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Mining
Apr 9 2019
Nationals Seek Pre-election Tick for Adani

The Nationals fear vital foreign investment will be scared off and jobs lost if the coalition government doesn't finalise approvals for the Adani coal mine before...

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Mining
Apr 8 2019
Adani Mine in Minister's Hands: Treasurer

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has defended a hold-up in final approvals for the Adani coal mine in Queensland.

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Mining
Apr 8 2019
PM Denies Go-slow on Adani Approval

Scott Morrison has denied his environment minister is sitting on approvals for the Adani coal mine in Queensland as opposing forces within his government are once...

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