Mining

September 2017

New tax incentive for small minerals’ explorers – September 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Mining,

The federal Government will commit $100 million to secure additional private investment in vital greenfields mineral exploration “to drive the next wave of mineral discoveries crucial to the resources sector and the Australian economy”.

October 2016

Gina Rinehart-led consortia bids for Kidman Estate after Chinese bid blocked – October 2016

Filed under: Trade and industry, Agriculture, Investment, Mining,

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has joined with Chinese real estate firm Shanghai CRED to bid $365 million for Australia’s largest private landholding, S Kidman & Co.

October 2015

Government approves Adani coal mine second time – October 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Energy, Infrastructure, Mining, Environment,

Second time around, the Federal Government has approved the development of Australia’s largest coal mine.

August 2015

New draft guidelines for Indigenous consultation – August 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Mining, Environment, Indigenous Affairs,

The Environment Department has published a draft set of guidelines which aims to improve how proponents engage and consult Indigenous people during the environmental assessment process.

Federal Court decision sparks Government anger – August 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Mining,

Senior members of the Federal Government have expressed alarm at a Federal Court decision to overturn approval for the giant Carmichael coal mine planned by the Indian firm Adani in central Queensland.

April 2015

Palmer United Party: Palmer’s High Court carbon tax challenge fails – April 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Mining, Climate Change,

Clive Palmer has lost his High Court challenge to the now defunct carbon tax.

February 2015

Tax repealed, schoolkids bonus saved but superannuation frozen – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Superannuation, Mining,

A deal between the Coalition Government and the Palmer United Party in September 2014 saw the repeal of the controversial mining tax.

September 2014

Palmer United Party - September 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Senate, Superannuation, Mining, Small Business,

The deal struck between the Government and Palmer United Party to secure abolition of the mining tax has drawn angry protests from the superannuation industry and small business.

Shorten promises to develop new mining tax - September 2014

Filed under: Defence, Australian Politics, Mining,

The Government has been doing nothing to dampen widespread speculation that the next generation of submarines for the Australian navy will be bought off-the-shelf from Japan.

Tax repealed, schoolkids bonus saved but superannuation frozen - September 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Mining,

A deal between the Coalition Government and the Palmer United Party has seen the repeal of the controversial mining tax introduced by the Gillard Government in 2010.

May 2014

MINING: Exploration Development Incentive outlined

Filed under: Mining,

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane and then Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos have released a discussion paper on the Exploration Development Incentive (EDI).

Senate votes down repeal legislation

Filed under: Australian Politics, Mining,

The Senate has rejected the Coalition Government’s legislation to repeal the mining tax, the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT).