Introduction to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

THE Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a voluntary mechanism which draws together governments, companies and civil society to enhance openness and accountable management of natural resources revenues. The EITI is premised on the theory that enhanced transparency and dialogue will assist in overcoming increased poverty, conflict and corruption - the ‘resource curse’ afflicting many developing country economies that are heavily reliant on resource extraction.

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Chinese investment in Australia’s mining sector – frequently asked questions: Personal Property Securities Legislation

This is the fourth in a series of seven articles prepared by HFW (Holman Fenwick Willan) which aim to answer frequently asked questions concerning Chinese investment in Australia’s mining sector. In this article, we look at the impact of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) on the mining sector.

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Chinese investment in Australia’s mining sector: exploration and mining rights

This is the third in a series of seven articles prepared by HFW (Holman Fenwick Willan) which aim to answer frequently asked questions concerning Chinese investment in Australia’s mining sector. In this article, we examine exploration and mining rights available to mining companies.

MINING activities in Australia are regulated at the State and Territory level so each State and Territory has its own mining laws that regulate the right to explore for and extract minerals. This article focuses on the licensing regime that applies in Western Australia and, while indicative of the regimes adopted in other Australian jurisdictions, it is important to note that each jurisdiction does have its own set of rules.

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