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ACCESSIBLE AND MEANINGFUL INFORMATION FOR LANDHOLDERS AND COMMUNITIES

The Victorian Government’s new web tool, Mining Licences Near Me, will provide Victorians with the facts on minerals and petroleum exploration and development and reduce the capacity for scaremongering by anti-mining activists.

CMOC Northparkes Emergency Response Team wins 22nd Victorian Mine Rescue Competition

CMOC Northparkes Emergency Response Team has won a very competitive 22nd Annual Victorian Mine Rescue Competition hosted by the Minerals Council of Australia - Victorian Division.

VICTORIA’S LIGNITE DEPOSITS – A GLOBAL RESOURCE

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division applauds the announcement of funding under the joint State and Commonwealth Advanced Lignite Demonstration Program. Today’s announcement acknowledges that there is serious effort by governments and industry to unlock the potential of one of Victoria’s world class lignite deposits. Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, has underpinned the Victorian economy for almost a century.
Historically and today, lignite is critical to Victoria and Australia’s power generation capacity. With the development of new technologies, lignite has the potential to become a feedstock to produce many highly valued and globally significant products such as fertiliser, urea, syngas, char and upgraded low sulphur and ash coal. The importance of these co-funding initiatives cannot be underestimated. Advanced technologies require significant investment to develop, refine, demonstrate and deploy. The technologies that prove commercially viable will lead to the development of new industries which will bring further employment and economic prosperity to Victoria’s regional communities.

STATE BUDGET EXPLORATION FUNDING - A WELCOME PARTNERSHIP APPROACH

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division welcomes the Victorian Government’s plan to unlock the state’s mineral potential to be announced in tomorrow’s state budget. The proposal to allocate $15 million to the TARGET initiative to drive minerals exploration through a grants system for industry co-funded drilling and surveying will help develop Victoria’s significant mineral endowment.

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