Future of mining changes in limbo

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ADAM LANGENBERG POLITICAL REPORTER MINING Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan has been deliberately coy about whether he’ll reintroduce the Government’s controversial Mining Bill – after Labor guaranteed its passage through State Parliament. Mr van Holst Pellekaan said he would consider … Continued

Where is Dan?

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Mining Bill dead and buried, Liberals say ADAM LANGENBERG THE State Government’s controversial Mining Bill is “dead and buried” after four Liberal MPs who crossed the floor were unable to reach a deal with Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan. … Continued

This is the danger of copper mines

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Toxic mine water contaminating creek system in far north Queensland, State Government says Exclusive by Alexandra Blucher and Mark Willacy, ABC Investigations PHOTO: Locals are being warned not to drink the water downstream from the disused mine pit. (ABC News: Brendan Mounter)RELATED STORY: The mothballed mine … Continued

Mining reform bill to be debated ‘sometime soon’

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Isobel Cootes Local News Agricultural bodies are hopeful a bill promising reforms to the Mining Act 1971 will properly address land access concerns raised by farmers in its third reading in parliament ‘sometime soon’. The second reading of the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill was … Continued