Explorers welcome Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive

Posted on 3/19/2018
The passage of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Bill 2017 through the Senate is an important amendment to the tax law to support junior explorers and encourage private investment into greenfields exploration across

SA Best announcement jeopardises mining sector growth

Posted on 3/13/2018
SA Best has announced that it will support the right of adjoining properties to object to mining proposals on the basis of the potential impact on their property.

AMEC welcomes opportunity to consider 45 year old Act

Posted on 3/9/2018
Today, the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, announced a review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972.

ABS shows mineral exploration expenditure up, but drill meters down

Posted on 3/6/2018
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released Australia’s mineral exploration statistics for the December 2017 quarter.

Government red tape hurts Australia’s ranking in leading survey

Posted on 2/23/2018
Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Victoria fell in mineral investment attractiveness according to the Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies for 2017 that was published today.

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Queensland is missing out as an outdated and uncompetitive royalty rate has seen gold production stagnate in the state.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