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Tag: Resources & Native Title

Resources – Changes to Native Vegetation Clearance Exemptions in SA

On 1 July 2017, the current Native Vegetation Regulations will be revoked and replaced by new Regulations. The existing exemptions that are commonly relied upon by operators in the Resources…

Addressing the Energy Crisis in South Australia – Blackouts and Heatwaves

SA is considered to be in an energy crisis following the state-wide power outage event that occurred on 28 September 2016 (Black system) and a heatwave that occurred in early…

Implications of McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC 10

The Full Court of the Federal Court handed down the decision in McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC10 on 2 February 2017. Four Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) were…

Review of Mining Act & Mining Regulations – State Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper on the review of the Mining Act and Mining Regulations is a valuable aid for the forthcoming discussions regarding proposed changes to the Act and Regulations covering…

Aboriginal Heritage Regulations and Guideline Released

The draft Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2016 are a positive step forward to the Aboriginal Heritage (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2016 coming into operation.  However, in our view they do require clarification…

Minister Announces Mining Act Review

The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy has announced a comprehensive review of South Australia’s Mining Act, Mines and Works Inspection Act and Opal Mining Act with a view to…

Changes to Aboriginal Heritage Act Introduced into State Parliament

Apart from some specific issues of detail and concern, the proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988, reflected in the Aboriginal Heritage (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016, are positive. Yesterday…

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission’s Tentative Findings

The tentative findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission published today are as expected.In summary the Royal Commission concludes that: the management, storage and disposal of both Australian low…

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