18 November Want to win $500 and help shape the future of ER Law November 18, 2021 By AMPLA Admin General 0 The Energy and Resources Law Association (ER Law) wants to know what matters to its members. We want to understand why you engage with ER Law, what is most important to you and what we can do to enhance your experience as a member. We also want to know what it is we aren’t giving you. What isn’t being provided to members. This short survey (4 minutes) is the first step and we are very keen to have your feed back. We have more planned. Our next step is to conduct qualitative interviews and we’d like identify people who would be willing to participate in a further interview – members, non-members, former and potential members. And there’s a prize pool as a way of thanking you for your time. Please click on the link to participate and to be eligible for one of the prizes. Many thanks for participating. Gordon Bunyan, Executive Director, Energy and Resources Law Association Want to win $500 and help shape the future of ER Law Related Articles Submission - DISER Consultation Paper December 2020 ‘Enhancing Australia’s decommissioning framework for offshore oil and gas activities’ AMPLA Needs You From the Chair and Executive Director AMPLA needs your support. Despite numerous efforts to arrest the decline in growth over the past few years, AMPLA continues to experience difficulty in its ability to generate revenue. Our membership revenue and conference attendance have not met our business plan for the last two years. COVID has certainly impacted our ability to host face to face events and resulted in the cancellation of the flagship annual conference. However, the underlying struggle AMPLA faces is not solely linked to COVID – in other words, unless major changes are made our revenue base will continue to decline. After 40+ years of existence AMPLA must now face the fact that it has to change its approach and the services and value it offers to build its membership numbers and increase its capacity to generate revenue. What law firms and in-house legal are doing to combat the threat of coronavirus The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is drastically changing how we live, work and even play. For law firms and in-house legal practitioners, that means balancing the concerns of your clients with safeguarding your own staff. In some ways, small firms have an advantage over their larger counterparts. Moving to remote or online work is simpler with fewer moving parts to accommodate. On the other hand, it can be challenging to meet the increased needs of your clients at this anxious time. For in-house legal services, the size of the challenge becomes one of risk management for their organisation. But even those with strong governance and business continuity plans in place are struggling to manage many of the unprecedented issues they’re facing today. Amendments to Native Title Act give industry stability Recent amendments to both the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) (CATSI Act) are intended to better resolve Native Title claims and provide stability for industry. The Native Title Legislation Amendment Act 2020 addresses the problems caused by the McGlade decision as they relate to ‘right to negotiate’ agreements or section 31 agreements. Digital transformation in mining and energy As the global shift to remote work gathers pace, it is more important than ever that the mining and energy sector embraces technology. But a digital transformation offers more than flexible working arrangements. It has the potential to drastically cut down on industrial accidents, optimise operational processes and slash costs. Key risks for the industry in 2021 As 2020 draws to a close, industry is looking to the year ahead. EY's 2021 report on the risks in mining and metals reflects the turbulent changes of the past year. Volatility is new to the list, while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to inform the way industry leaders are approaching established risks around climate and license to operate. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.