Mining law in the northern territory

For more information, read our Fact Sheet on Mining in parks, reserves, wilderness zones and on reserved land. There are no rights under any laws for objectors to apply for the merits of a decision to grant an exploration or mining. During the three years to the Northern Territory gross state product grew by an average annual rate of 5.

Further reading[ edit ] Michael W. The regime applies to: What is an Authorisation?

Mining and petroleum

More information about the laws on fossicking is explained in our Fact Sheet on Fossicking. If Aboriginal self-determination has any meaning at all, 'it must apply first and foremost to the processes and practices of Aboriginal tradition and the effective control by Aboriginal people, of their lands'.

The first tertiary institution in the territory was the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education which was established in the mids.

Environment Law in the Northern Territory

The regime for environment protection from mining activities is fragmented. Dig pits, trenches and holes, sink bores and tunnels Extract and remove mineral samples for analysis Drill and use other methods to determine the quality, quantity and extent of the mineral enter and occupy land in the licence or approval area with people, equipment, and vehicles use water — including to take or divert water, sink a bore or a well, for use in the exploration or mining and for domestic use for workers use land outside the area and within the area to build an access road across any land that is the shortest route from the exploration site or mine to another road, a railway, an airstrip, the sea or a waterway use land outside the licence area to build, maintain and use infrastructure for the exploration if the person who is conducting the exploration is granted an Access Authority.

The importance of regional populations has not been acknowledged in the scheme of the Act, which does not 'adequately reflect either the state of anthropological knowledge, or the reality, of traditional Aboriginal processes and practices in relation to the control of land'.

This is because a person who is marking boundaries of an area before making an application for a mining approval must put a post or a pile of stones 1m high at the corner of the boundary areas.

Just because an area is protected as a park or reserve, wilderness area, does not prohibit mining although there are some additional considerations that have to be taken into account by the Minister for Mines and Energy when deciding whether to grant mining in these areas.

When a mining company applies for an Authorisation it must submit a mining management plan to the Minister for Mines and Energy. Concerns or complaints about operational mineral or extractive mineral mines can be reported to: Legislation[ edit ] In relation to minerals situated within state boundaries, first sight, the power to legislate for minerals remains with the states.

How can I report my complaints or concerns? Tiwi is spoken on Melville Island and Bathurst Island. Our Fact Sheets can help you quickly find out about the laws that control what a mining company can do, what your legal rights are and what protection exists for the environment.

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The Tribunal has the right to make a decision about whether withholding consent is reasonable or not. A landowner does not have a right to apply for a review sometimes called an appeal of the decision of the Minister for Mines and Energy to grant an Access Authority.

Mining Law 2019 | Australia

Changes to Land Councils According to Mr Reeves, the two large Land Councils [NLC and CLC] have been successful in developing their political role and in preparing and presenting land claims, but have not been successful in performing other roles.

He argues that any adequate basis for Aboriginal land rights must accommodate both local and regional interests, and take into account the fact that regional cultures and ways of life are maintained on a regional level.

The notice will tell people what type of exploration licence or mining approval the application is for.national electricity (northern territory) (national uniform legislation) act.

national environment protection council (northern territory) act. national gas (northern territory) act. Mineral and energy titles, exploration, geoscience information, mining authorisations, reporting, laws. Northern Australia’s leading Mining Industry Conference From exploration & resources development to operation, markets & logistics Mining the Territory is Northern Australia’s leading mining conference held annually in Darwin as a part of NT Resources Week.

Environment Law in the Northern Territory

Environment Law in the Northern Territory. You are here > Fact Sheets. Introduction to Environmental Law. What is environmental law?

Sources of environmental law; Mining on Aboriginal land under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act; Rehabilitation of land after mining.

Northern Territory

The mining and energy industries are critical to the Northern Territory's (NT) development, particularly in regional areas. The NT has some of Australia's largest deposits of uranium, zinc-lead, bauxite, gold, phosphate and manganese. mining companies operating on Aboriginal land should be bound by law to pay normal royalties to the Northern Territory Government (as is the case now) and .

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