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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,

Gold royalty debate - losers will be exploration and the drilling industry

Posted on 10/5/2017
It is abundantly clear that the losers in the gold royalty debate will be exploration expenditure, the drilling industry and their suppliers.

Community rallies to support Gold industry

Posted on 9/18/2017
“Today in Kalgoorlie, the Goldfields community took to the streets to protest against the Government’s short-sighted cash grab that will cost Western Australian jobs and much needed investment,” said Graham Short, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Asso

Gold industry are losers from WA State Budget

Posted on 9/7/2017
"Today’s State Budget is a short sighted, baffling cash grab that will have serious and unintended consequences as it will cost Western Australia in jobs and investment,” said Graham Short, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Association of Mining and Ex

Increased certainty following Government response to Forrest v Forrest

Posted on 9/5/2017
“Today’s announcement by the WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Hon Bill Johnston MLA will provide some certainty for mining tenement holders following the recent High Court decision on the Forrest v Forrest case,” said Graham Short, Acting Chief E

ABS statistics show JMETC needed to lift greenfields mineral exploration

Posted on 9/4/2017
Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that greenfields mineral exploration is beginning to recover,” said Graham Short, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).

Visionary announcement by the Prime Minister

Posted on 9/2/2017
“The announcement today by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull to replace the Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) with the Junior Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (JMETC) for 4 years, from the 2017/18 year, is visionary and great news for Australi