Appointment to the VALMIN Committee

TAS and TAS Legal proudly announce the appointment of Ms Jay Evans-Wheeler CEO to the VALMIN Review Committee, specialising in tenure. The VALMIN Committee is a joint committee of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists with the participation of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, the Australian Stock […]

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DMP publishes Mine Closure Plan Guidelines

Western Australia’s Department of Minerals and Petroleum has recently imposed new mine closure conditions on many Mining Leases. The key attribute of the Mine Closure Plans are their implementation at the commencement of a project, rather than at the end of a project, and TAS recommends that it be taken into consideration in the financial […]

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TAS’ Courses attract experienced delegates

TAS’ “Principles of Tenement Management” Series in early 2015 this time attracted experienced delegates from Glencore Coal and New Hope Group, as well as delegates from smaller firms seeking to enhance their knowledge such as Stanwell Corporation Limited. Bill Bourke of Glencore Coal said: “ … good to understand background of the legislation. Identified areas I […]

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2014 Federal Budget Implications for Exploration

Companies have already started jockeying for ground position to take advantage of the new measures for exploration stimulus as outlined in the 2014 Federal Budget. Don’t delay! If you have a project sitting on the back burner, talk to us today about your ground position. For more information, please email Jenny Johnson

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“TAS: A key provider to MMG Limited”

“TAS is proud to continue it’s key role in the facilitation of approvals for MMG Limited’s (MMG) Dugald River Operation. Consisting of 41 Mining Leases, MMG’s Dugald River Mine, located 65 km north of Cloncurry, is considered one of the world’s largest undeveloped zinc deposits and is expected to provide thousands of jobs over its […]

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TAS’ Courses again popular

TAS continued its popular “Principles of Tenement Management” Series from 15 – 22 March 2013 with delegates from Newcrest Mining Limited, the National Native Title Tribunal, and Altura Mining Limited. Gemma McGoldrick of Newcrest said: “ … as well as cementing the procedural knowledge I already had, it really helped me understand how Acts, Regs […]

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South Australia increases fees by 18%!

Executive Director of Mineral Resources, Ted Tyne, has written to licence holders in South Australia advising that an 18% hike in Mining Act fees will be fully retained by the Department to fund additional administrative resources and streamlining of Departmental processes. Amongst the increases announced, rents will only affect mineral explorers, with fees for private […]

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Recent Changes To The Mineral Resources Act!

RECENT CHANGES TO THE QUEENSLAND MINERAL RESOURCES ACT – RELINQUISHMENTS (EXPLORATION PERMITS) On 19 October 2012, the Mineral Resources Act was subject to a number of amendments. One amendment of particular importance to the holders of exploration tenements concerned Section 139 (Periodic reduction in area of exploration permit). Prior to 19 October 2012, the former […]

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“Performance, not promise!” Queensland Government announces new policies …

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines has, for the first time, published its policies in respect to tenement management. They can be found at http://mines.industry.qld.gov.au/mining/operational-policies.htm TAS was privileged to see a draft of these policies before their release, and looks forward to helping clients with their needs in relation to the policies’ implementation, […]

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