18 October, 2014

Stronger powers to prosecute wayward developers for Land and Environment Court

Miners and developers who break conditions of development consent because the fine for doing so is dwarfed by the profits to be made could be forced to pay millions of dollars in penalties under new powers handed to the Land and Environment Court.
The court will also be given the power to order companies to pay for "name and shame" advertisements published in the media or even on their own websites, and for the clean up of sites where environmental damage has occurred.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/stronger-powers-to-prosecute-wayward-developers-for-land-and-environment-court-20141017-116azf.html#ixzz3GRkiGZFX

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