Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 – Northern Territory to introduce 'appropriate person' test
- Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Authors: James Plumb, Partner & Timothy Bowles, Solicitor
In a further step towards lifting the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional reservoirs in the Northern Territory, the Territory government introduced the Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (NT) (Bill) into Parliament on 29 November 2018.
As part of its commitment to enact the 135 recommendations arising out of the Independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing, the draft Bill proposes the introduction of the following changes to the legislative regime: