NSW Minerals Council welcomes results of Resources Regulator Compliance Operation

NSW Minerals Council welcomes results of Resources Regulator Compliance Operation

July 12, 2019

The NSW Minerals Council has welcomed the results of a recent state-wide compliance operation by the NSW Resources Regulator which revealed high levels of compliance and improvements at mine sites across NSW compared to a similar operation last year.

NSW MINERALS COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCES

NSW MINERALS COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCES

July 03, 2019

Statement from NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee

Aboriginal culture & heritage

We respect the history of our land and Indigenous Australians, the traditional owners of the land in NSW. It is our responsibility to properly manage Aboriginal cultural heritage matters in areas where there is exploration or mining and our industry takes that responsibility very seriously.
 
There are many good examples of long-term relationships between the NSW minerals industry and Aboriginal communities. They provide valuable information about their culture and heritage in a given area, so that a full picture of their values and history is understood before any mining can commence.
 
We’ve produced the NSW Minerals Industry Due Diligence Code of Practice for the Protection of Aboriginal Objects to help the minerals industry exercise due diligence when carrying out activities relating to Aboriginal objects. The NSW Government has also published guidelines explaining how miners should consult with Aboriginal communities when a mine may disturb Aboriginal objects or places. 

See our fact sheets for more information.

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