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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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Women in Resources Victoria Event – Panel discussion examining the competitiveness of the Australian resources industry

On 17 July 2014, Women in Resources Victoria held a panel discussion examining the competitiveness of the Australian resources industry.  The event was very well attended and topical in light of recent industry and media discussion of the current challenges … 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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Filed under Energy, Mining Infrastructure, mining leases, New South Wales, Power, Resources

Queensland lifts ban on shale oil mining

Yesterday the Newman Government announced a new oil shale policy that it will allow the development of a commercial shale industry in Queensland but leaves in place the existing 20 year moratorium suspending development of the McFarlane oil shale deposit … Continue reading

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Filed under Energy, oil, Petroleum, Proserpine, Queensland, Resources, shale, Yarwun

The Australian Resources Economy – the glass is still “half full”

This morning saw the 36th Annual National AMPLA Conference in Brisbane officially kick off with key note address from Chris Richardson of Deloitte Access Economics, providing an overall insight into the complexities of the Australian resources supply/demand economy and external … Continue reading

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Queensland government calls for EOI in it’s lucrative bauxite leases

The Queensland government has called for expressions of interest in its lucrative bauxite leases in far north Queensland, but with a twist, the private sector must come up with initiatives to financially benefit Cape York indigenous communities. Initiatives could include … Continue reading

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Filed under Abbot Point, Aluminium, Queensland, Resources

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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Filed under Coal, Mineral Resources Rent Tax, Mining, Queensland, Queensland budget, Resources

NSW Strategic Regional Land Use Package unveiled

What’s new? The NSW Government has today released the long awaited final Strategic Regional Land Use package (SRLU Package). The SRLU Package contains a suite of new plans, policies and codes aimed at reducing land use conflicts between agricultural land … Continue reading

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Filed under Energy, Mining, New South Wales, Resources, SRLU, Strategic Regional Land Use package

A strange thing happened at Africa Downunder

A strange thing happened at the annual Africa Downunder conference in Perth last week, and it had nothing to do with the record attendance of more than 2,500 delegates from Australian and overseas mining companies, service providers, financiers and governments. … Continue reading

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Filed under Africa, Africa Downunder conference, Australia, Herbert Smith Freehill Mining, Mining, Resources