Not yet commenced.

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.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Strengthen regulation
Project action
Holding decision-makers accountable
Lead agency

Action item updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources will seek legal policy advice on the most appropriate approach to addressing the costs of unsuccessful public interest litigants in cases related to the onshore gas industry.