Financial assurance, mine rehabilitation and closure – a new perspective on an old issue (Part 2 of 2)

Author: James Plumb, May 2017

Part 2: Better mine rehabilitation for Queensland

Introduction

As discussed in part one of this newsletter series, the Queensland Treasury Commission (QTC) undertook a ‘Review of Queensland’s Financial Assurance Framework’ (FA Review). In response to the FA Review, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet has released two discussion papers: ‘Financial Assurances Framework Reform’ and ‘Better Mine Rehabilitation for Queensland’ (Rehabilitation Discussion Paper).

The discussion papers form part of the Financial Assurance Framework Reform Package being considered by government.

In part one of this series, we reviewed the proposed financial assurance package of reforms. In this part two, we review the proposed mine rehabilitation requirements.

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