Category: Energy

Queensland LNG royalty challenge upheld

A recent Queensland review of a Ministerial determination on LNG royalty calculations provides a rare instance of a successful judicial review of an economic regulatory decision.

Uncooperative federalism and the abolition of limited merits review

The Turnbull Government has introduced a bill to abolish the limited merits review regime under the National Electricity and Gas Laws. The bill is a major departure from the cooperative federalism that underpins the national energy regime, and raises interesting questions about how it will operate in future.