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AMEC welcomes EPAs move to withdraw guidelines

Posted on 3/15/2019
The EPA announcement made yesterday to withdraw revised assessment guidelines on greenhouse gas emissions until there has been further consultation with industry and stakeholders has been welcomed by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companie

AMEC supports WA Government's response to EPA guidelines

Posted on 3/8/2019
The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) supports comments by the Premier of Western Australia, Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, explicitly rejecting the recommendations of the EPA around the proposed emissions guidelines.

Geoscience Report identifies Australia’s Critical Minerals research priorities

Posted on 3/7/2019
The Geoscience Australia’s report, Critical Minerals in Australia: A Review of Opportunities and Research Needs launched today by Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia has been praised by the Association of Minin

WA Aboriginal heritage legislation a positive step

Posted on 3/6/2019
The Discussion Paper for new Aboriginal Heritage legislation launched today by WA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, has been acknowledged by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) as a ‘positive step forward’ for

Greenfield Mineral Exploration Rises in December Quarter

Posted on 3/5/2019
The Australian Bureau of Statistics published the Mineral and Petroleum December 2018 Quarterly Statistics yesterday, with total Australian mineral exploration expenditure falling 0.3% (-$1.6m) to $582.8m for the December 2018 quarter.

Fraser Institute’s Survey sees Australian rankings rise

Posted on 2/28/2019
Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria all rose in mineral investment attractiveness according to the Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies for 2018 published today.

Mining and mineral exploration offers a path way to growth for South Australia

Posted on 2/28/2019
Today, the South Australian Government has published the Review of the South Australian Government’s International and Interstate Engagement Bodies and Functions undertaken by former New Zealand Trade Minister Hon Steven Joyce.  Mining is highlight

Co-funded drilling program critical for Industry

Posted on 2/22/2019
The announcement made today for the opening of Round 19 of the Exploration Incentive Scheme's (EIS) Co-funded Exploration Drilling Program by Mines and Petroleum Minister Hon Bill Johnston, has been welcomed by AMEC.

Mining investment must be protected in plan for more conservation parks

Posted on 2/20/2019
Today the Premier, Hon Mark McGowan MLA, announced that the WA Government would pursue a 20 percent increase in the State’s conservation estate, securing an additional 5 million hectares over 5 years. The plans overlap with existing exploration and m

Government National Resources Plan welcomed by AMEC

Posted on 2/14/2019
The Federal Government announcement of a National Resources Statement has been welcomed by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC). The statement outlines how the government will attract investment, develop new resources and market