Alternate Term Label:
Mines and mineral resources
Mines and mining
Mining and petroleum
Mining industry
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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...

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.

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.

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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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Fact Check: Did the mining boom play no role in staving off a recession during the global financial crisis?

Australia was among a small handful of the world's advanced economies to avoid recession during the global financial crisis. Wayne Swan, the treasurer during the crisis, claims the mining boom played no role staving off recession.
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Fact Check: Are there really 54,000 people employed in thermal coal mining?

Nationals Party Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie says coal exports will remain critical to regional communities and the economy, and claims that the thermal coal industry employs 54,000 people.