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

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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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Mining Amendment Regulations (No.5) 2019

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is proposing amendments to the Mining Regulations 1981 regarding the lithium royalty rate. The Regulation amendments address the Government’s decision to introduce a five per cent royalty rate for lithium concentrate used as a feedstock for lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate production. They also address sales to related parties.

15 January 2020 Please send your feedback via email to


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