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VICTORIAN MINING STILL MIRED IN RED TAPE

A new report by KPMG for the Minerals Council of Australia ? Victorian Division shows that despite regular commitments to reduce the regulatory burden on the mining industry in Victoria, the level of red tape in the state has been steadily increasing. Successive Victorian Governments since 2004 have launched independent inquiries, commissioned reports, and undertaken extensive consultations to reduce the unnecessary regulatory burden on the minerals industry.

ESTATE SERVICES WINS 6th VICTORIAN SURFACE MINE RESCUE COMPETITION

The Estate Services Emergency Response Team has won the 6th Victorian Surface Mine Rescue Competition. Estate Services provides emergency response at TRUenergy?s Yallourn Coal Mine in the Latrobe Valley. Estate Services took out the overall Competition Trophy as well as trophies for Industrial rescue, team skills and the theory exercises.

SECURING THE FUTURE OF THE VICTORIAN MINERALS INDUSTRY

Victorians are missing out on millions of dollars in economic development because the state has lost its status as an attractive investment destination for exploration and mining and is losing potential projects to other states, according to the Minerals Council of Australia?s Victorian Division.

BARRICK KANOWNA BELLE / KCGM COMBINED EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM WINS 19TH ANNUAL UMRC

Western Australia?s Barrick Kanowna Belle/KCGM Combined Mine Emergency Response Team has narrowly defeated five other teams from across the country to win the prestigious Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition, proudly sponsored by Orica Mining Services. In one of the closest results in the competition history, less than 3% separated the first five teams in the Overall Competition category. Second place went to Northgate Fosterville Gold Mine, with Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations in third place.

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