Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019: Key changes for explorers

Authors: James Plumb, Partner & Gemma Sweeney, Solicitor

The Queensland State Government has passed further changes to the resources regulatory regime.

The Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (NROLA) was passed by Parliament on 15 May 2019 and amends a significant number of Acts, including some key changes to the following resources legislation:

  1. The Mineral Resources Act 1989 (MR Act);
  2. The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014; and
  3. The Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

It is important to note that some changes commence on assent of NROLA and others are to be by proclamation.

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