HAYLEY SORENSEN 28 Sep, 2011 04:00 AM. A GROUP of North West graziers whose properties lie along the proposed CopperString transmission line are exploring legal action against what they believe to be unfair compensation for the use of their land.
Marketing hype inducing entry into expensive franchise businesses needs to be tested against the actual document wording presented to a franchisee. While the ACCC and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 have significantly assisted in the regulation of franchisor (mis)conduct there are still a number of traps that franchisees can fall into.
The CopperString Project is a proposal by CopperString Pty Ltd to construct a high voltage alternating current electricity transmission line from Woodstock to Cloncurry. The proposal will provide energy users in North West Queensland access to the National Electricity Market. On 18 August 2011 the Governor in Council approved the CopperString facility as an infrastructure facility of significance (IFS). CopperString are compelling private landowners to surrender vast tracts o