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… Read more

Another phase of the Streamlining Act rolled out

The latest phase in the slow roll out of the Mines Legislation (Streamlining) Amendment Act 2012, which was passed by State Parliament in August 2012, began last week, though it is not known when the remainder of the legislation will… Read more

CSG: The state of play in Victoria

In recent weeks, the approach to coal seam gas (CSG) mining in Victoria has been explored and debated both in the Victorian Parliament and out in the farming lands of the State.Recent DevelopmentsIn moves to understand how better to develop… Read more

NSW inquiry plugs CSG

Last week the NSW Upper House tabled its inquiry into the environmental, economic and social impacts of mining coal seam gas (CSG), highlighting that this pipeline of regulation for CSG will be a prevalent issue.As with any future regulation law… Read more