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Legislation and compliance

Dec 14, 2020
Industry urged to have say on JORC Code update

Industry urged to have say on JORC Code update

The code that regulates public reporting of Australia’s mineral discoveries and ore available to be mined is under review. An online survey has been launched to gain comment ahead of a planned update in 2021 of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) Code – the professional code of practice that sets minimum standards for public reporting of minerals exploration results, resources ...

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Dec 10, 2020
‘Never again’ says Juukan Gorge inquiry committee

‘Never again’ says Juukan Gorge inquiry committee

‘Never again’ was the verdict from Northern Australia Committee chair Warren Entsch, tabling an interim report of the inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge by miner Rio Tinto. “Never again can we allow the destruction, the devastation and the vandalism of cultural sites as has occurred with the Juukan Gorge—never again,” he said. The...

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Nov 26, 2020
Casual mineworker case takes another turn

Casual mineworker case takes another turn

A landmark case on entitlements for casual mineworkers is set for another round in court after a decision which employers have welcomed and unionists described as a blow. The High Court of Australia today granted special leave for WorkPac to appeal the Federal Court’s Rossato decision. WorkPac v Rossato, like the earlier WorkPac v Skene decision, resulted in findings that the working ...

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Oct 22, 2020
New laws proposed over casual miner quandary

New laws proposed over casual miner quandary

The Federal Government intends to introduce legislation to Parliament this year to give casual miners doing de facto full-time work the right to convert to permanent employment. Queensland Senator Matt Canavan and Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen revealed the plan in a joint statement today. They said Attorney-General Christian Porter had written to Mr Christensen specifying th...

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Sep 24, 2020
Anti-Adani activist fined for security guard assault

Anti-Adani activist fined for security guard assault

A anti-Adani protester has been fined $1500 for assaulting a security guard at a Carmichael coal construction site in Central Queensland in September last year. Canadian Michael Kyneston, 48, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm when the matter was heard in Clermont Magistrates Court yesterday. A second protester – Sheridan Vautier, 23, – was expected to appear remo...

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Aug 12, 2020
MIM ponders copper smelter  future

MIM ponders copper smelter future

Glencore is playing its cards close to its chest on the future of the copper smelter in Mount Isa. A four-year extension was due for review this year. In the past, the owner has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. Mount Isa City Council and the Australian Workers Union have called on Glencore to secure a future for worker...

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Aug 11, 2020
Bill paves way for first rehabilitation commissioner

Bill paves way for first rehabilitation commissioner

Legislation has passed to establish Queensland’s first mining industry rehabilitation commissioner. The measure was part of the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (EPOLA Bill), which the State Government says will further improve Queensland’s mine rehabilitation framework and improve financial assurance outcomes for the State’s resources sector. “This...

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Aug 07, 2020
Smelter issue smouldering

Smelter issue smouldering

There’s pressure on Glencore to commit to the future of the Mount Isa Mines’ copper smelter. A four year extension is due for review this year. In the past, Glencore has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. The smelter and its stack are defining images for the city and Mayor Danielle Slade said the contributio...

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Aug 06, 2020
Cairns businesses seek a path out of the pandemic

Cairns businesses seek a path out of the pandemic

Cairns business is maintaining pressure on the State Government to deliver an economic recovery plan. The priority is to keep local businesses open and the chamber of commerce is asking for some consistency. A path forward was now critical to keep local businesses open, executive officer Laura Rodgers said. “CCIQ (our State Chamber) has been asking for a plan and we will be keeping...

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