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Mining Law Conference

On Friday 20th May the Adelaide Law Masters Program and The Law Society of SA jointly hosted a one-day Conference on Mining Law. This was the second in the series of joint conferences held between the two institutions, after the successful PPSA conference in May 2010, and which are a prelude to an Adelaide Law Masters course on the subject.
 
The President of the Law Society Ralph Bonig opened the day with a speech emphasising the importance of mining to South Australia. The papers were given on a range of issues of interest to mining law practitioners, with speakers drawn from Adelaide Law School and the legal profession, and each session chaired by an expert in the relevant field. 

Dr Alex Wawryk from Adelaide Law School opened proceedings with a paper on the 2010 amendments to the Mining Act, and Pat Amey of Wright Chambers, formerly Senior Mining Warden, spoke about recent developments in legislation and case law. Tanya Denning of Blake Dawson delivered a concise and informative paper on exploration and mining tenements. Part of the day was devoted to environmental and native title issues, with Paul Leadbeter of Adelaide Law School analysing environmental protection laws affecting mining, and Ross Bradley, Special counsel to Finlaysons, presenting a paper on native title agreements and negotiations.

Other papers focussed on specialised issues relating to mining, including Leanne McClurg from Piper Alderman discussing the application of the new Personal Property Securities legislation to mining, Mr Jeremy Schultz from Finlaysons giving a presentation on Applications for Overseas Investment into Mining Projects, and Paul Bradley of Finlaysons speaking about Joint Venture Agreements. All the papers were high quality, reflecting the expertise of the speakers.

The conference was a great success, drawing about 60 attendees from industry, the legal profession, academia and government.

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2 Responses

  1. asad jamal says:

    Hi there,

    I am a Pakistani lawyer based in Lahore researching in mining regulation with emphasis on mining health & safety legislation with a comparative perspective. How could one get the papers read in the conference? I’ll appreciate if I could get assistance in this regard.

    Asad Jamal

    • a1151263 says:

      Thank you for your enquiry. Below is the list of available papers from the Mining Law Conference. A set or any individual papers can be ordered by emailing cpd@lawsocietysa.asn.au or calling +61 8 8410 5865.

      Mining Law Conference 20 May 2011 set $150
      Mining Act Update Dr Alex Wawryk, University of Adelaide – Law School (PowerPoint) $5
      Exploration and Mining Licenses Tanya Denning, Blake Dawson (PowerPoint) $20
      Native Title Agreements & Negotiations Ross Boyd, Finlaysons (PowerPoint) $15
      Mining and Environmental Protection Issues Paul Leadbeter, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide and Consultant, Norman Waterhouse $35
      Mining and Environmental Protection Issues Paul Leadbeter, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide and Consultant, Norman Waterhouse (PowerPoint) $5
      Personal Property Securities Legislation: What’s it about Leanne McClurg, Piper Alderman (PowerPoint) $5
      Foreign Investment Regulation in the Mining Industry Jeremy Schultz, Finlaysons $38
      Foreign Investment Regulation in the Mining Industry Jeremy Schultz, Finlaysons (PowerPoint) $5
      Joint Ventures Paul Bradley, Finlaysons (PowerPoint) $10
      Mining Act 1971 – Legislative Amendments and Update to the Case Law Pat Amey, Wright Chambers $38