Initial policy development underway.
That prior to any further production approvals being granted, where litigation is brought genuinely in the public interest, costs rules be amended to allow NT courts to not make an order for the payment of costs against an unsuccessful public interest litigant.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice and the Department of Primary Industry and Resources will work collaboratively to ensure completion of this recommendation by the end of December 2021.