chain of responsibility

Insolvency and the environment – some law reform suggestions

While we await some pending developments in the areas of tension between insolvency law and environmental law, including the High …

Linc Energy’s insolvency disclaimer prevails over environmental demands

The success of the claims of Linc Energy’s liquidators against Queensland’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) won’t resolve the continuing legal …

Lawless, oxymoronic insolvency law – the mining regulators aren’t happy.

This comment updates our recent commentary on the complicated intersection between insolvency law and environmental regulation. There are now at …

Cleaning up after a failed miner – who pays: Part 2

This commentary highlights a confluence of 4 events concerning the complicated intersection between insolvency law and environmental regulation, one event …

Cleaning up after a failed miner – who pays?

The Queensland Court of Appeal in Linc Energy, and the Supreme Court of Canada in Redwater Energy, are each determining …

NSW mines and their potential environmental impacts

In the context of the recent intersections between environmental protection laws and insolvency laws, in relation to CORA laws and Linc …

Liquidators as the last in line – the Insolvency Law Bulletin

In an article entitled “Last Man Standing” in the Insolvency Law Bulletin, I have addressed the question of regulators tending …

Chains of responsibility – Queensland’s environmental protection law – part 2

The Queensland government has on 27 January 2017 issued a guideline under its new ‘chain of responsibility’ environmental protection legislation whereby …

Queensland’s environmental protection “chain of responsibility” law – part 1

Queensland’s new chain of responsibility laws seek to broaden the legal scope of those who should be held accountable for …