Mining

Valedictory

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (16:52): I rise on indulgence and I thank the house for this opportunity to rise on indulgence and give what I am going to call my valedictory speech. It will be short and sharp. I am very pleased that some of my family and staff have been able to join me here today,…

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Mining Act up for review

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar is urging primary producers to make use of an extension on a review of the Mining Act, to have their say on proposed changes. The review provides an opportunity to modernise the laws established in 1971, including the regulations on engagement, negotiation and court processes between landowners and the mineral…

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Power outage highlights major problems

It was with great anticipation and excitement when, as a small boy, our family home was connected to the 240 Volt state-wide power grid. The arrival of electricity brought many changes to our daily lives. The ensuing 50 years saw technological advances, particularly in communications, that resulted in the world being connected in ways we…

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Oil and Gas – the future

As many will be aware, there is currently considerable interest in the activities of a number of major petroleum companies out in the Great Australian Bight. BP/Statoil, Chevron, Murphy Oil/Santos and Bight Petroleum have all won acreage in the Bight. Seismic surveys have been undertaken over the past couple of summer/autumn periods, and will continue…

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Public meetings put mining back on agenda

A fresh round of public presentations has seen renewed focus on mining and infrastructure projects on Eyre Peninsula.  ‘Iron Road’ has updated their plans for a mine site, port development and infrastructure corridor at recent public meetings in Warramboo, Wudinna and Port Neill. It is fair to say that the communities at Warramboo, Wudinna and…

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