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AusIMM members invited to provide feedback on Queensland policy initiatives

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The AusIMM Policy Team invites members to provide their feedback on several policy initiatives currently underway in Queensland.

As the peak body and trusted voice for resources professionals, AusIMM work with government to ensure policies affecting the resources sector and our stakeholders are informed by the broad and deep expertise of our professional community.

AusIMM members work across all stages of the resources lifecycle, in disciplines ranging from engineering and geoscience to automation, environmental management, community engagement, safety and health and more. We are bound by a commitment to advancing the resources sector through best practice, standards and professionalism, for the benefit of our broader community. This places us in an ideal position to contribute a credible, expert and balanced perspective in key policy-making processes.

AusIMM seeks your views on the following Queensland policy initiatives:

1. Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan

A key focus of our engagement with the Government throughout 2020 and 2021, you can learn more about the Plan here. Members can provide their feedback on the Draft Plan to inform an upcoming AusIMM submission and our regular engagement with the Department of Resources.

2. Establishment of an Independent Environmental Protection Authority

The Queensland Department of Environment and Science is leading consultation on the potential establishment of an independent Environmental Protection Authority for the state.

This would mark a major shift in the model for environmental regulation in Queensland, and we encourage all members with expertise in environmental management to provide their views on the proposal.

3. Review of Queensland’s Cultural Heritage Acts

As with environmental performance, the recognition, protection and conservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage is fundamental to our sector’s social responsibility and performance. As leaders on professional standards for environmental, social and governance matters in the industry, AusIMM have a role to play in ensuring the objectives of this reform are met.

Members can learn more about the proposed reforms here.

4. Electricity supply options for the North West Minerals Province

The Queensland Government are also seeking input into electricity supply options for the North West Minerals Province, and members can contribute their views via the survey available here.

We encourage interested members to share this information within their professional communities, and contact the Policy Team to provide their input. You can reach the AusIMM Policy Team via

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