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Mining Law

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This workshop will provide an intensive course of study about the legal and policy essentials of mining regulation in Western Australia. It is designed to be a comprehensive review for lawyers, professionals and business people, non-government organisations and government administrators working in or with WA’s Mining Law.

The three-day workshop will comprise eight sessions, each morning and afternoon, comprising lectures and tutorial discussions of problems raising the issues of law presented in the lecture. There will also be interactive seminars.

Topics include:

Basics of mining regulation (aims, structures, comparisons)
Public and private ownership of minerals
WA’s mining regulation: (constitutional framework, administration)
Land open for mining
The exploration and production application and tenement regime
Surrender and forfeiture
Transfers and dealing in resources title
State Agreements
Mining practice (databases, law reform, stakeholder engagement)
Environmental aspects
Native Title and Aboriginal heritage (including agreements)


    This course will be led by Adjunct Professor John Southalan. John is a practitioner and academic, who  has taught and practised in the area of resources law and policy, in Australia and overseas forover two decades. John’s research interests include mining regulation and human rights. Lecturers and tutors will be drawn from experts in Mining Law from: the Centre for Mining, Energy & Natural Resources Law and the Energy and Resources Law Association, which is largely composed of members with a special interest and expertise in Mining Law.

    For attendance at this short course practitioners are entitled up to 10 CPD points from the competency areas: Professional Skills (2.5), Ethics (1), Practice Management (1.5) and Substantive Law (13). 

    The CPD rules differ for jurisdictions outside Western Australia and if you are outside Western Australia, we recommend that you check with your local relevant authority whether you can claim any CPD points.


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