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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.

Pass the Leading Practice in Mining Bill now

Posted on 11/9/2017
AMEC calls on the Opposition parties in the South Australian Legislative Council to pass the Statutes Amendment (Leading Practice in Mining) Bill before the prorogue of Parliament,

Exploration crucial for the future of mining

Posted on 10/16/2017
The independent MinEx Consulting Report on the forty-year outlook for the Australian gold industry reinforces the critical need for increased greenfields mineral exploration to discover the mines of tomorrow.

Disallowance a win for common sense

Posted on 10/12/2017
The swift action to disallow the proposed gold royalty increase provides certainty and restores some confidence to the industry.

Economic and common sense prevails

Posted on 10/10/2017
Economic and common sense has prevailed in the gold royalty debate.

GST dilemma root of royalty pain

Posted on 10/9/2017
Today’s release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on horizontal fiscal equalisation highlights that if the GST dilemma had been resolved we would not be having the gold royalty debate,