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General Policy Review—previous editions
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Release of Combination Certificate Guidelines under the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT).
Seeking comments on draft Terms of Reference for the Review of Environment Regulations by 16 April 2012.
Update on Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Reform, proposed Amendment to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009, and reminder that submissions due 16 December 2011 on Issues Paper.
National Regulator legislative and regulatory amendments, commencement of NOPTA and NOPSEMA, exclusion of the application of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009, introduction of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Significant Incident Directions) Bill 2011, new consultation provisions in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 and correction to transitional provisions in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011
Release of an issues paper for consultation
Release of the final Australian Government response to the Montara Commission of Inquiry Report and to the Productivity Commission Review of Regulatory Burden on the Upstream Petroleum (Oil and Gas) Sector, introduction of legislative amendment bills into the Australian Parliament
Offshore resource legislation and regulation update, greenhouse gas regulations, report of the Montara Commission of Inquiry and the draft Australian Government Response, revised exploration guidelines
Consolidation of Offshore Resources Regulations, consultation draft of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011
Offshore resources legislation, regulation and reform update
New fees for petroleum and greenhouse gas titles
Update on Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act (2006), update on policy issues arising from the rewrite of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (1967)
Update on Offshore Petroleum Act (2006)
Offshore Petroleum Act (2006) update, greenhouse gas storage amendments update
Retention lease guidance note
Policy issues, greenhouse gas storage amendments, consolidation of Regulations
Policy issues identified during the rewrite of the Petroleum Submerged Lands Act (1967), Greater Sunrise Amendment Act
Transfers and dealings, minor policy issues originating from the Petroleum Submerged Lands Act (1967) rewrite
Minor amendments to the Offshore Petroleum Act
Review of criminal provisions in the Offshore Petroleum Act (2006)
Rewrite of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
Pre-conference discussion on future directions for the re-written Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967, paper regarding production sharing contracts as an alternative to the Act
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