This report finds that a number of sacred Indigenous sites, and an important river system in the Northern Territory, face irreversible cultural and ecological damage if the McArthur River Mine operations continue unabated. The authors argue that the independent monitoring system set up to protect...
Industry political donations and disclosable payments - case study: the resources and energy industry
New analysis of 20 years of Australian Electoral Commission donation disclosures shows the resources industry is the largest donating industry to Australia’s political parties and campaigners.
This research paper discusses the options available for managing economic transition in NSW regional communities affected by a decline in the coal mining industry.
The interim report highlights the disparity in power between Indigenous peoples and industry in the protection of Indigenous heritage, and the serious failings of legislation designed to protect Indigenous heritage and promote Native Title.
This report examines regulation of the Australian resources sector, identifying issues and leading practice approaches to addressing them. The main focus is on how regulation is designed, administered and enforced. The key message is that there is room for significant improvement.
Fact Check: Matt Canavan says mining employs Indigenous people at a greater rate than any other industry. Is he correct?
As the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites in the western Pilbara brought the relationship between mining giants and traditional landowners into sharp focus, Liberal National Party Senator, Matt Canavan, claimed the mining industry hired Indigenous people at the greatest rate. Verdict: Senator Canavan is correct...
The oil, gas and mining sectors are some of the world’s most corruption-prone industries. The renewed focus on combatting corruption within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) provides an opportunity to make significant changes to benefit the lives of people in resource-rich countries. This paper...
This report examines the context and state of sustainability reporting in the large-scale mining sector, with a specific focus on what governments have done to enhance the transparency of the sector.
Australia’s anachronistic, inconsistent and excessive regulatory landscape is an area of immense potential for growth-enhancing economic reforms. This paper considers regulations across a wide range of sectors, including the construction, agricultural, pharmaceutical, retail trade, mining, hospitality and tourism, and childcare sectors.