Mining Infrastructure

Argentina seeks to double investment in mining sector

The Argentina government is working on a bill to establish a federal mining agreement to harmonise all existing legislation across the different provinces and with the federal government. After a year of intensive negotiations with the different provinces, the Argentine … 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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Victoria to raise the bar for mining exemptions

The Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources recently introduced the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment Bill 2013 (Vic) (the Amendment Bill) into the Victorian Parliament. The Amendment Bill, if passed, will likely make it more difficult for land to be … Continue reading

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NSW streamlines standard mining lease conditions

On 17 October 2013, the NSW Resources and Energy Minister Chris Hartcher announced significant amendments to the standard conditions for mining leases to reduce regulatory duplication. The amendments will result in the removal of conditions that that seek to address … Continue reading

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2013 Budget – Changes affecting the mining sector

The Federal Government’s 2013-2014 Budget (the Budget) contains a number of changes to existing tax rules some of which are expected to have adverse implications on the mining sector. Changes to accelerated tax depreciation arrangements The Federal Government announced immediate … Continue reading

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Current trends and regulatory changes for the mining industry in QLD – a quick review

If announcements are anything to go by, the immediate future for the mining industry at a regulatory level is looking brighter. The Queensland Government has announced their intention to attempt to decrease the inefficiencies that currently exist at a compliance … Continue reading

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Mining blog recap for 2012

2012 saw the merger between Herbert Smith and Freehills, creating one of the world’s most experienced energy and resources firms. As it draws to a close, we pause to reflect on some of the key developments in the mining industry. … Continue reading

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New Queensland Government with new (and refreshing) change to mining related infrastructure

Although it is still early days, the Queensland Government has displayed a radically different and refreshing approach to mining infrastructure to that of the previous Labor government. The previous government’s approach was light handed. It left planning of ports to … Continue reading

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