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Effective and ongoing stakeholder engagement enables better planned and more informed policies, projects and services including a greater understanding and management of issues and potential risks. For stakeholders, the benefits of engagement include the opportunity to have their issues heard and contribute to the decision-making process.

The following engagement principles are used when conducting our business:

Inclusive – We understand and acknowledge stakeholders’ views and consider the issues from their perspective, and be clear and open in our communications.

Relevant – We are risk-based and adaptive, and continuously adjusting our focus in response to changing circumstances, seeking the best outcome for the people of Western Australia.

Responsive – We keep stakeholders informed of issues that affect them by providing transparent, timely, consistent and accessible information and feedback, and engage in a manner that encourages mutual trust and respect.

Stakeholders are individuals, groups or organisations affected, directly or indirectly, by our activities and those that affect our activities. These include the broader community, internal staff, communities affected by mining or petroleum activities, local State and federal governments, community groups, Aboriginal communities and industry groups.

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Discussion Paper

Proposed amendments to the Mining Rehabilitation Fund Regulations 2013 for the administration of minerals in brine operations

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking public comment on a discussion paper with recommended changes to emerging potash and salt minerals in brine (MIB) operations in Western Australia under the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) legislative and regulatory framework.

The paper outlines the Department’s recent review of the MRF disturbance categories and summarises suggested amendments to the unit rates for MIB operations.

Submissions close 5:00pm on Friday 18 September 2020

Please submit your comments to: 

Occupational Diving in Western Australia – draft code of practice

The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health seeks your comments.

The code of practice has been prepared as guidance for occupational divers about the management of occupational safety and health issues relevant to preparing for and performing tasks while submerged in a fluid using artificially supplied compressed gas.

Regardless of your job title, or the main duties of your job, this code applies to you if you perform diving work and/or if any part of your employment consists of diving work.

The deadline for submissions has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions close 5.00 pm WST, Wednesday, 30 September 2020.

Please use the cover sheet and feedback template to submit your comments to


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