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Jim Viets Performs the Mining Permit Blues

Mining Permit Blues Song by Jim Viets launched in the Pilbara for National Mining and Related Industries Day, 22nd November 2015. Mining Permit Blues – Jim Viets       Jim Viets, lyrics and music Geoff Thompson, additional vocals Jim Kimo West, lead guitar, electric bass and audio engineering James ...

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WaveTheFlag.org.au Launched at the Sydney Mining Club Nov 2015

An introduction to the Sydney Mining Club members was given in November 2015 to the wavetheflag.org.au website. The aim of the website is to bring all stakeholders into a social media setting to discuss views on the development of Australia’s natural resources. Additionally the website is to create awareness of ...

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Asset Seizure by NSW Infuriates Americans

American institutions are considering launching international arbitration proceedings against Australia because the government of former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell expropriated US assets worth $120 million. The US institutions, which had major shareholdings in listed mining company NuCoal Resources, were among the main losers last year when the O’Farrell government cancelled ...

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ICAC Won’t Lift Suppression for Parliamentary Oversight

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has refused to lift a suppression order over key documents from three completed inquiries because it believes it is not in the public interest for a committee of the NSW parliament to know what they contain. The suppression order, under section 112 of the ICAC ...

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Draft Exploration Code of Practice: Community Consultation

The Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) is currently reviewing the existing community consultation guidelines and reporting information. A draft Exploration Code of Practice: Community Consultation [752 KB PDF] has been prepared to provide detailed requirements and guidelines to assist title holders in the fulfilment of their community consultation obligations. ...

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Asset Seizure by NSW Infuriates Americans

American institutions are considering launching international arbitration proceedings against Australia because the government of former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell expropriated US assets worth $120 million. The US institutions, which had major shareholdings in listed mining company NuCoal Resources, were among the main losers last year when the O’Farrell government cancelled ...

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ICAC’s Failings are Caused by its Alien Structure

One of the enduring criticisms of the NSW justice system has been its failure to secure criminal convictions against those who have already been processed by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. It’s a problem that is easily fixed. After ICAC’s catastrophic pursuit of prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC, it is becoming ...

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NuCoal Innocent says ICAC, But Still No Compensation

With a determination handed down by Justice Stephen Rothman only last week, the Court found that ICAC acted in accordance with its common law duties, however, it also made statements that bring into question Parliament’s actions in cancelling NuCoal’s exploration license with NO compensation. The Court made clear statements about ...

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Former Mining Minister Calls for Judicial Inquiry into State’s Anti-corruption Commission

Former NSW mining minister Ian Macdonald has called for a judicial inquiry into the state’s anticorruption commission after obtaining confidential transcripts in which witnesses, including Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese , gave evidence in his favour that was never made public . The transcripts were made during private compulsory examinations when ...

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