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Resources Sector Regulation

The study has been announced

What is a study?

  • Why the study?
  • Issues paper
  • Draft report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to conduct a study to examine regulations affecting business investment in the resources sector in Australia. The study will identify effective regulatory approaches, highlight examples of best practice regulation in Australia and internationally, and examine where successful relationships have been developed between the resources sector and the communities in which resources companies operate.

The Commission will consult with industry participants, government agencies and other interested parties.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Issues paper release and initial submissions

The Commission plans to release an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the study. Participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

The Commission will advise when this paper will be released.

Draft report release

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report in March 2020.

Final report to Government and release

The final study report is to be handed to the Australian Government in August 2020 and will be released shortly after.

Next milestone

Issues Paper expected to be released in September 2019


Who is the Commissioner?

Lisa Gropp

Who to contact

Karen Carmichael
Ph: 03 9653 2356


Free call: 1800 020 083

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