Coal

Insurers raising the bar on flood insurance claims

The Queensland 2010/11 wet season was even wetter than 2008, with insurers raising the bar on making insurance claims for flooded pits by increasing the policy excess, re-defining an ‘event’ to mean any single 72 hour period of rainfall, and … Continue reading

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Warkworth Extension Project – Court of Appeal upholds LEC’s decision to overturn Part 3A approval

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently delivered a judgment upholding a decision by the NSW Land and Environment Court to overturn the Part 3A approval granted for the Warkworth Extension Project. The judgment contains important lessons about objector merits … Continue reading

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Qld: Government releases Galilee Basin Development Strategy

On 7 November 2013, the Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, released the Galilee Basin Development Strategy (Strategy). The Strategy acknowledges the long-term economic benefits that opening up the Galilee Basin to mining would bring to Queensland and is designed to support … Continue reading

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Coal industry uproar over State budget’s increase in mining royalties

The LNP Government’s first State budget has caused a stir in the Queensland coal industry after last week announcing an increase in mining royalties of up to 50 per cent per tonne, to commence 1 October this year. In an … Continue reading

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Wiggins Island – something to be celebrated

As a person who spends a large amount of their time dealing with mining infrastructure, the rate of structural reform and progress in the area can be frustrating.  The Wiggins Island port project is however something to be celebrated. It … Continue reading

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