Client Brief – Port of Newcastle: ACT upholds Glencore’s appeal on decision to not declare channel services

On 31 May 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) released its Decision to uphold Glencore’s appeal against the Commonwealth Treasurer’s January 2016 decision to not declare the channel services at the Port of Newcastle under the National Access Regime (NAR). The Tribunal has determined that all the declaration criteria have been satisfied.

Economic and social benefits of Indigenous land and sea management

Since 2007 a network of 770 Indigenous rangers has been established under the Australian Government’s Working on Country program. This report draws on the literature and case studies to build a balanced, objective picture of the economic and social benefits of employing Indigenous rangers to undertake land and sea management. We explore the various factors underpinning […]

Port of Darwin privatisation triggers new regulatory regime

On 15 October 2015, the Northern Territory (NT) Government announced the successful bidder for the Port of Darwin – Landbridge Group, based in the People’s Republic of China. The deal is $508 million for an 80% stake in the port, which places the full port value at approximately $630, eclipsing analysts’ estimates of a sale […]

QCA Draft Decision: Queensland Rail Draft Access Undertaking

On 8 October 2015, the QCA released its draft decision on Queensland Rail’s (QR’s) most recent draft access undertaking proposal (DAU).  This is QR’s first access undertaking since its separation from Aurizon in 2010, and has had a protracted and contentious development process, with QR submitting its first DAU in March 2012 for an intended […]