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New Royalty Return policy an investment in South Australia

Posted on 2/15/2018
Today the Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, announced that a re-elected Labor Government will pay farmers for new mineral deposits discovered and developed on their land.

Report find gold royalties cost Queensland

Posted on 2/6/2018
Queensland is missing out as an outdated and uncompetitive royalty rate has seen gold production stagnate in the state. This finding is clearly articulated in the Grant Thornton, “Discussion paper – Queensland Gold Royalty Rates”.

A call to action for lithium opportunity

Posted on 1/30/2018
Today, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) on behalf of its members launched the report "A lithium industry in Australia: A value chain analysis for downstreaming Australia’s lithium resources" by Future Smart Strategies.

Increase in Program of Works shows greenshoots returning

Posted on 1/19/2018
Today, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) announced a 40% increase in the number of Program of Works received by DMIRS in 2017 compared to 2016.

Mid-Year Review extends Utah Point relief package

Posted on 12/20/2017
The Western Australian State Government’s Mid-Year Review has brought some good news for the mining and mineral exploration industry. The extension of the cost relief package for the Utah Point Bulk Handling Facility for a further 6 months to 30 June

Government must commit to continue the EIS

Posted on 12/6/2017
Round 16 of the highly successful WA State Government Co-Funded Drilling Scheme was announced yesterday. In this Round, 42 companies and prospectors will receive a share of $4.75 million to undertake greenfields mineral exploration drilling in Weste

JMEI needed to bolster greenfields mineral exploration momentum

Posted on 12/4/2017
Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released Australia’s mineral exploration statistics for the September 2017 quarter. In the September 2017 quarter, total Australian mineral exploration expenditure rose 6.8% ($30.3m) compared to the last qua

Gold royalty increase bites the dust a second time

Posted on 11/29/2017
Late last night, the Mining Amendment Regulations (No.3) 2017, and the consequent increase to the gold royalty rate, were disallowed by the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia.

No deal on gold royalty increase

Posted on 11/21/2017
Western Australia’s gold industry has today rejected a second attempt by the Treasurer, Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, to increase the gold royalty rate and put thousands of local jobs at risk.

AMEC Award Winners announced

Posted on 11/17/2017
The AMEC annual Awards Dinner was held on Thursday 16 November in the State Reception Centre in Kings Park. A number of industry awards were presented during the evening.