Western Australia

Extension of WA co-funding drilling exploration program

The Western Australian State Government (State) recently announced the thirteenth round of applications for the Co-Funded Exploration Drill Program (Program), with an additional $5 million in grants available for explorative drilling programs in the 2016 / 2017 year. To date, … Continue reading

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Update on mineral royalty rates in Western Australia

No increase in mineral royalty rates in the 2015-16 State BudgetThe Western Australian Government (Government) has confirmed in the 2015-16 State Budget that mineral royalty rates will not be increased as a result of the Mineral Royalty Rate Analysis Final … 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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State approves Western Australia’s first uranium mine

Western Australian Environment Minister Bill Marmion has granted approval for Toro Energy to proceed with the State’s first uranium mine to be developed, four years after the Liberal government lifted a ban imposed by Labor. The project is based at … Continue reading

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Industrial unrest: coming to a mine-site near you!

Since the Federal Government’s Fair Work Act came into effect in 2009, the mining industry has seen a steady increase in industrial activity. This is hardly surprising as the new legislation gives significant new rights to unions and compels mining … Continue reading

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Filed under Bowen Basin, Employee Relations, Fair Work Act, Mining, Western Australia