ICAC report on mining licenses

Published 21st January, 2014 in Police & Justice

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the NSW Government will introduce legislation to cancel the exploration licences for Doyles Creek, Mt Penny and Glendon Brook.

Coal Mine Dump Trucks
Dump Trucks in the Coal Mines

The cancellation of the licences was recommended by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

The legislation will require all exploration data on the tenements to be provided to the NSW Government and provide that the licence holders will remain responsible for any necessary rehabilitation works on the sites.

There is no intention to immediately re-release the affected areas but any future process for issuing licences will be consistent with the NSW Government’s implementation of the ICAC’s recommendations on probity.

No compensation is to be provided for the cancellation of these licences.

The legislation will indemnify the taxpayer from any possible claims relating to the issuing or cancellation of the licences.

Published 21st January, 2014 in Police & Justice