Mining

Submission To The Senate Red Tape Inquiry Into Environmental Assessments And Approvals
8 June 2017

Submission To The Senate Red Tape Inquiry Into Environmental Assessments And Approvals

Australia has experienced 26 years of unbroken economic growth, but with little to show for it. Business investment is declining, and wages growth and new business start-ups are at record lows, while public debt and underemployment are at record highs. Red tape is the central factor contributing to this economic malaise. The IPA calculated that red tape reduces Australia’s economic
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New IPA Video Outlines Why Environmental Lawfare Must End
16 March 2017

New IPA Video Outlines Why Environmental Lawfare Must End

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new video outlining why green lawfare by activist groups must end. The best way to do this is by repealing Section 487 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. “The use of Section 487 encourages mines to be set up overseas where coal is lower quality.
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IPA: Turnbull Government Must Now End Green Lawfare
25 November 2016

IPA: Turnbull Government Must Now End Green Lawfare

“With two more appeals against the Adani mine just dismissed, it is clear green groups are launching frivolous lawsuits aimed at fulfilling a radical left wing fantasy of shutting down the entire fossil-fuel industry.” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “Australia should aspire to become the most attractive destination for international
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8 October 2016

Red Tape Hampers Resources Recovery For Miners

The future prosperity of resource-rich states such as Western Australia is threatened by unnecessary regulatory roadblocks. Capitalising on a possible market recovery, and unleashing the potential benefits of a second mining boom, can only begin by cutting the layers of red tape sitting between miners and the resources they seek to extract. Australia’s has a red tape problem. Recent research
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14 September 2016

WA Labor’s Uranium Ban Sells The State Short

According to WA Labor’s Plan for Jobs, ‘a McGowan Labor Government will free business from the burden of poor regulations’. Yet if elected WA Labor will also ban new uranium mines and refuse to complete approvals processes for mines that are already underway. So much for freeing business from red tape. The prospect of a Labor victory next March is
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3 August 2016

Cutting Red Tape That Binds Mining

To secure Queensland’s mining future, cutting onerous red tape must be a key reform priority. Given the outlook for economic development in China, India and other developing countries, mining is likely to remain a Queensland mainstay in the years and decades to come. Although renewable energies have a place in future world energy supply, the fact is millionsin the world
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Politics and the Environment in Indonesia
30 July 2007

Politics and the Environment in Indonesia

In North Queensland, environmental activists occasionally hold up a prop such as a dead fish, to illustrate a point and provide television footage of an alleged incidence of pollution. In Indonesia, in the recent campaign to jail Richard Ness, activists used as their icon a dead baby. Richard Ness, President of an Indonesian subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, was accused
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