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2010 Energy & Resources media releases

Releases are listed in reverse date order.

Mineral Resource Rent Tax on the right path, but challenging times ahead, says Deloitte   22 December 2010   The Policy Transition Group's recommendations on the operation of the proposed Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) appear to provide a sensible and practical framework, according to professional services firm Deloitte.
Top Issues in Mining 2011: talent and regulation   22 December 2010   Deloitte's third annual global mining report, "Tracking the Trends 2011: The top 10 issues mining companies face in the coming year."
Deloitte SA E&R Index underperforms in the October quarter   16 December 2010   The Deloitte SA E&R Index underperformed for the third consecutive quarter in comparison to the equivalent S&P/ASX benchmark indices.
IPO activity climbs to three-year high   13 December 2010   IPO activity continued to recover from the GFC during 2010, with the number of expected floats approaching 100 and more than $7 billion in new funds raised.
SAHA team joins with Deloitte to bolster transport, energy and resources advisory practice   7 December 2010   The addition of SAHA's highly experienced professionals with their complementary skills as well as deep industry expertise is an important step by Deloitte, as we continue to build capability in this growth area
Climate change threatens Australia's water security   17 November 2010   The threat of climate change and its impact on water management is a growing concern for the Australian water sector, according to a joint study released today by the Australian Water Association (AWA) and Deloitte at AWA's first National Leadership Summit.
Deloitte expands Perth team as Chinese investment wave continues   28 October 2010   Professional services firm Deloitte has continued to expand its push into the Energy & Resources sector with the appointment of Perth-based Tim Richards as National Mining leader and Dr Anthony Robinson as a new mining and resources partner.
Deloitte E&R Index holds steady   25 October 2010   The Deloitte Qld Energy & Resources Index increased by a modest 0.7% in the September 2010 quarter, while the ASX All Ordinaries increased 7.2% over the same period.
Proposed R&D Bill misses the mark, says Deloitte   7 October 2010   The Federal Government's proposed R&D tax offset will not deliver improved outcomes, administrative simplicity or transparency for many Australian corporations.
Deloitte SA E&R Index underperforms in July quarter   15 September 2010   Investor sentiment in the energy and resources sector decreased in the three months to 31 July 2010, according to the Deloitte South Australian Energy and Resources Index (the Index).
Deloitte Queensland Index increases by 21%   29 July 2010   During the 2010 financial year, the Deloitte Queensland Index (the Index) increased by $9.9 billion, or 21.0%. Out of the 190 companies currently listed on the Index; 126 companies posted an increase, 62 companies lost ground and the rest remained steady.
Skills shortages loom large as a risk to growth   9 July 2010   According to a new Australian Industry Group/ Deloitte CEO survey, skills shortages are again looming large as a major risk for business and pose real problems for companies in terms of production and service delivery.
Adelaide Brighton, Codan and Sundance shining stars of the June 2010 Deloitte SA Index   9 July 2010   The Deloitte South Australian Stock Exchange Index (the Deloitte SA Index) decreased by 12.3% during the three months to 30 June 2010, compared to a decrease of 2.4% in the previous quarter.
Former PKF audit partners join Deliotte WA   7 July 2010   Professional services firm Deloitte, announced today that three former PKF audit partners have joined the Deloitte Audit & Advisory (A&A) practice in Perth.
Minerals resource rent tax will boost expansion and M&As, says Deloitte   5 July 2010   Professional services firm, Deloitte, has welcomed the Federal Government's revamp of the resource super profits tax (RSPT), now called the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT), and the expansion of the scope of the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT).
IPO activity stalls in the second half of FY 10   30 June 2010   Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity began a recovery from the global financial crisis in the first half of the year to 30 June 2010.
Deloitte SA E&R Index increased in April quarter   8 June 2010   In contrast to the previous quarter, investor sentiment in the energy and resources sector increased in the three months to 30 April 2010, according to the Deloitte South Australia Energy and Resources Index.
Governments boost global automotive spend for alternative fuel technologies   1 June 2010   Close to US$44 billion in economic stimulus funds and other incentives are being directed at the development of alternative fuel and advance technology vehicles according to a new global analysis by professional services firm Deloitte.
Australia in line to dominate AP LNG supply   18 May 2010   APPEA key note speaker and Deloitte's Global Oil and Gas Leader, Adi Karev, said today Australia is in line to dominate the Asia Pacific regions supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) but will need to carefully weigh development challenges against demand.
Government hikes tax on ethanol   11 May 2010   The Government's decision to increase excise and customs duty on ethanol is a complete reversal of the measures announced in the 2004-05 Budget, according to professional services firm, Deloitte.
Henry says role of Government to provide better environmental outcomes ... but where are they?   2 May 2010   There are three recommendations in the Henry report about the environment, two of which deal with the carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS) and the third recommending a general monitoring role of tax concessions (#60).
Uncertainty will impact resource sector investment   2 May 2010   Today's Henry Review announcements raise significant uncertainties for the resources sector particularly the impact of a new 40% tax rate on investment and the transition to a completely new tax regime.
Resource Super Profits Tax may be detrimental to the after tax earnings of superannuation funds, says Deloitte   2 May 2010   "The introduction of the Resource Super Profits Tax (RSPT) may detrimentally affect the after tax earnings of superannuation funds investing in the established resource sector," said Deloitte Superannuation Tax partner Noelle Kelleher.
Receivers appointed to Forest Enterprises Australia Ltd   15 April 2010   Following the appointment of Voluntary Administrators, BRI Ferrier , Deloitte partners Tim Norman and Sal Algeri have been appointed as Receivers and Managers of Forest Enterprises Australia Limited and wholly owned subsidiary FEA Carbon Pty Ltd.
Banking and infrastructure tax experts join Deloitte   24 March 2010   Professional services firm Deloitte has bolstered its Tax group with two new partners from the corporate sector, with extensive experience in banking and infrastructure.
Deloitte SA E&R index increases 8% in three months   25 February 2010   The Deloitte South Australia Energy and Resources Index increased by 8% over the three months to 31 January 2010, compared to an increase of 0.3% for the S&P/ASX Energy, Utilities and Metals and Mining indices.
Address uncertain tax positions immediately, Deloitte warns companies   18 February 2010   Deloitte has again urged companies to address their uncertain tax positions immediately, in light of comments made earlier this week by the Australian Taxation Office in a speech to the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Cashed up NOCs look to Australian assets   8 February 2010   The inaugural report says that oil & gas companies are expected to face a particularly challenging year ahead.
Aged productivity key to balancing the 'Big Issues'   2 February 2010   Professional services firm Deloitte has urged the government to continue to remove barriers to workforce participation for mature aged people.
Deloitte E&R Index up by 4% in December quarter   24 January 2010   Review of uranium potential in Queensland
Mining's Top Ten Issues for 2010   21 January 2010   The market rollercoaster in 2009 has reinforced the need for mining companies to manage volatility and adopt a "stronger for longer" business approach, according to a new global report from Deloitte.
Draft legislation will reduce R&D business expenditure, says Deloitte   17 January 2010   The long awaited draft legislation for the new R & D Tax Credit released last Friday by the Federal Government will dramatically reduce support for business expenditure on R&D in Australia, according to professional services firm Deloitte.


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