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Resources Sector Regulation

Final report being prepared

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 has released 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.

Initial submissions were due by 31 October 2019.

Read the issues paper

Draft report release

The draft report for the study was released on 24 March 2020.

With study participants focused on COVID-19 responses, consultation on the draft report was deferred and study timelines — including the closing date for receipt of submissions — extended to ensure opportunity to provide input.

Written submissions were due by 21 August 2020.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, we would prefer that submissions are lodged online. Submissions sent by post may not be processed in a timely manner.

Read the draft report

Final report to Government and release

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

Next milestone

Send final report to government


Who is the Commissioner?

Lisa Gropp

Who to contact

Karen Carmichael
Ph: 03 9653 2356


Free call: 1800 020 083

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