Mines and mineral resources

Technical report

11 May 2017

This audit was undertaken when the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development was responsible for ensuring land disturbed by mining activities is rehabilitated in accordance with the relevant development approval, including the administration of mining rehabilitation security...

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Discussion paper

10 May 2017

The Better Mine Rehabilitation for Queensland discussion paper presents a proposed mine rehabilitation policy stating the Government’s commitment to ensuring mined land is rehabilitated progressively over the life of the mine, resulting in land that is able to support another use – such as...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

Mineral resources and energy are central to the level of technological sophistication that we have come to expect in our everyday lives. Yet the availability and use of these finite resources is unsustainable, almost by definition, and particularly so when considering fragile ecosystems.

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Audio program

23 Apr 2017

In Victoria’s LaTrobe Valley, the Hazelwood brown coal mine is closed.

In the Northern Territory’s Top End, the Ranger uranium mine is due to shut down in four years time.

Different mines, same problem – what’s the plan for safe and productive post-mining landscapes?

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Research report

21 Apr 2017

The purpose of this study is to examine the regional geography of Australia's economic transition, since the mining investment boom, to identify those regions and localities that face significant challenges in successfully transitioning to a more sustainable economic base and the factors which...

Book

03 Nov 2016

Overview

Deep Crustal Seismic Reflection Profiling: Australia 1978–2015 presents the full suite of reflection profiles penetrating the whole crust carried our in Australia by Geoscience Australia and various partners.

The set of reflection data comprises...

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Policy

14 Apr 2016

Being an advanced economy that can make things here at home means ensuring Australia’s strategic industries have a sustainable future.

To secure the long-term future of our local metal industries, we need to make smart use of the opportunities in front of us and build on Australia’s...

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Commentary

Article

09 Dec 2015

Australians seem to be forever rediscovering an urgent need to 'unlock' the vast potential of the north. They've been doing it for over a hundred and fifty years, and throughout that time their efforts have been accompanied by a great deal of hyperbole. It still is. On the other hand,...

Article

18 Mar 2015

The global economic crisis is not over for Australia. Instead, its effects have been delayed rather than avoided. China’s economic stimulus delayed the impact of the crisis, but as Chinese economy rebalances and its growth slows, Australian policy-makers will have to deal with a series of...

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Audio podcast

05 Dec 2014

Recently, Horace Dediu on his podcast the Critical Path cited a figure that Apple had sold 10 million iPhone 6 on the first weekend of their release – an extraordinary figure.

We all love new technology but where do the raw materials for these products come from? Few people consider this...

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Research report

03 Apr 2014

This publication provides a broad picture of the interactions of the environment with the economy and society of Australia.

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The Australian Environmental–Economic Accounts represents the culmination of efforts by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS...

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Discussion paper

02 Apr 2014

This is a critical assessment of political governance and service delivery at the subnational level. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of a particular province in order to make some broad statements about politics and governance in Papua New Guinea. With insights gained from rural PNG,...

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Research report

28 Mar 2014

This Research Paper provides an introduction and overview of issues relevant to the development of unconventional gas – coal seam, shale and tight gas – in the Australian and specifically Victorian context.

At present, the Victorian unconventional gas industry is at a very early stage. It...

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Research report

27 Feb 2001

The Commonwealth has three schemes that subsidise the price of petrol and diesel to certain users. While the rise in fuel prices has focused public comment on the role of taxes in prices, attention to the subsidy schemes has also increased, particularly with respect to eligibility and subsidy...

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