14.25

Progress

25%

Commenced.

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.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Strengthening regulation
Project action
Holding decision-makers accountable
Lead agency
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade are working collaboratively to ensure completion of this recommendation including undertaking policy development.