Mining

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Mines and mineral resources
Mines and mining
Mining and petroleum
Mining industry
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Critical point: securing the raw materials needed for the UK's green transition

This document argues that by cutting energy demand, improving efficiency and keeping raw materials in use for longer, the United Kingdom can stay within its global fair share of resources.
Report

A way forward

The destruction of the Juukan Gorge heritage sites by Rio Tinto in May 2020 was an event that shocked the nation. This report highlights the need for legislative change at Commonwealth, State and Territory levels to ensure the protection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Report

Iron ore futures: possible paths for Australia’s biggest trade with China

The iron ore market is wrong-footing forecasters again, as it has throughout the last 20 years. This report argues that Australia’s troubled relationship with China will be influenced by which path the iron ore market takes over the medium term.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Matt Canavan says mining employs Indigenous people at a greater rate than any other industry. Is he correct?

Liberal National Party senator Matt Canavan claims Indigenous Australians are employed in the mining sector at the greatest rate. Verdict: Senator Canavan is correct, but his claim does not paint a complete picture of Indigenous employment.
Report

Powering the just transition

This report gives an overview of the challenge of ensuring a just transition to a low-carbon economy in Yorkshire and the Humber regions of the United Kingdom.
Report

Mind the gaps: unused capacity and unfunded rehabilitation in Upper Hunter coal mines

The Australia Institute has called for a moratorium on new coal mines in NSW. The current gap in production between approved limits and actual yearly production shows that current operations are either unable or unwilling to meet production limits.
Report

One step forward, two steps back: new coal mines in the Hunter Valley

23 new coal projects are proposed in NSW, with total production capacity equivalent to 15 Adani-sized mines. This paper argues that a moratorium should be placed on new coal approvals while a coherent regional planning framework is developed for the Hunter.
Technical report

Monitoring the monitor: a temporal synthesis of the McArthur River Mine Independent Monitor reports

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...
Case study

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.
Briefing paper

Transitioning communities dependent on coal mining in NSW

This research paper discusses the options available for managing economic transition in NSW regional communities affected by a decline in the coal mining industry.
Report

Never again

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.
Report

Resources sector regulation: Productivity Commission study report

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 sheet

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...
Discussion paper

Using the EITI standard to combat corruption

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...
Report

Sustainability in the mining sector: current status and future trends

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.
Report

Rationalising regulation: helping the economy recover from the corona crisis

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.
Report

Rehabilitating mines

This audit examines if the State of Victoria is effectively managing its exposure to liabilities from the rehabilitation of mines on private and public land.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will the budget be $13.8 billion better off if the mining tax is scrapped?

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann claims scrapping the mining tax would improve the budget position by $13.8 billion.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Joel Fitzgibbon says the Queensland Government recently approved a mine as big as Adani's Carmichael mine. Is he correct?

Labor's resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon claims that a coal mine the same size as Adani's was approved by the Queensland Government during the 2019 federal election campaign, and it "hardly got noticed."
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine located in the middle of Australia's best agricultural land?

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says the Shenhua Watermark coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in northern New South Wales will be located in the middle of Australia's best agricultural land.