The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) and the UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute are holding a panel discussion – Ignite the Conversation – on Wednesday, 12 July, to launch the Review of Mining Lease Objections Processes.
The State Government has asked the QLRC to review and make recommendations about the processes to decide contested applications for mining leases in Queensland.
Considerations include ensuring ongoing investment and sustainable growth in resource projects, and protecting the environment, cultural heritage, community and agricultural and land-owner interests.
The discussion will be facilitated by Fleur Kingham, the new Chair of the QLRC.
Professor Deanna Kemp, Director of SMI’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, will make the opening remarks.
Panellists are Melanie Findlay, Acting Chair of the Queensland Law Society Energy and Resources Policy Committee and member of the Water and Agribusiness Policy Committee, Avelina Tarrago and Professor John Rolfe.
Guests can attend in person from 12.30pm-2pm at Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane, or online.