Archived News for Industry Professionals - February, 2011
Great South Land Minerals is taking the Tasmanian Government to court for withdrawing its exploration leases in the Central Highlands.
In May last year the State Government withdrew 10 of the 12 titles held by Great South Land Minerals.
Tthe company has now lodged papers with the magistrate's court to stop the Government from approving or proceeding with any applications from other companies to use them.
The mining boom is highlighting capacity constraints and masking underlying structural weaknesses in Australia’s economy, according to the Minerals Council of Australia’s Pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government.
The Federal Minister for Transport, Anthony Albanese, has released a draft strategy on developing a national freight network to integrate road, rail, ports and airports.
Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, has approved, with strict environmental conditions, the Australia Pacific LNG project at Gladstone proposed by Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips.
The Queensland Government has released its annual Queensland Mines and Quarries Safety Performance and Health Report, which shows improvements across most key measures of safety and health during 2009–10.
The Queensland Government’s Coordinator-General (CG) has approved changes to the size and location of accommodation villages servicing the $4 billion Caval Ridge Mine project.
Queensland’s new LNG Enforcement Unit, established by the Queensland Government to monitor the emerging CSG-LNG industry, is up and running, headed by Andrew Brier.
The NSW Government has released a scoping paper seeking input from the public and key stakeholder groups to guide the preparation of a NSW Coal and Gas Strategy.
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET) has announce the decision to create a new professionally independent unit, to be known as the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has held a meeting with the leaders of the state’s resources industry to try to convince them to award more work to local manufacturers and contractors.
The Australian government has put Thai company PTTEP Australasia on notice for 18 months, but allowed to keep its offshore oil and gas exploration and production licences in Australia following receipt of an independent review of the company’s action plan following the Montara oil spill incident in the Timor Sea in 2009.
The first industry-wide analysis of lost coal production resulting from severe flooding in Queensland has reinforced the gravity of the disaster on the economy.
Newly acquired data from an Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) survey has revealed geological features to depths below the Earth’s surface well beyond any previously recorded by airborne systems.