Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill - a ban on oil shale mining in Queensland?Nov 2008 |
The Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 (Qld), passed on 30 October 2008, makes amendments to various pieces of legislation, most importantly the Mineral Resources Act 1989(Qld). The amendments place a 20-year moratorium on oil shale mining in the Whitsundays, as well as broadening the public interest test to effectively enable a ban on all future oil shale mining in Queensland. What does this mean for you?
James Plumb, Senior Associate
Newsletter, November 2008