Action item 14.25

Progress

75%

75% Complete.
Consultation undertaken on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill development.

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 November 2022.

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. Changes to legislation will occur in 2022.