Mining Law in WA write up
ALLA(WA) CPD session: An outline of types of litigation under the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and some recent cases
(Presented by Anthony Papamatheos, Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers)
This lunchtime CPD session was hosted at Francis Burt Chambers on Thursday 15th September and was attended by 13 members and 4 non-members.
Anthony provided a short overview of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and Mining Regulations 1981 (WA), including the types of land over which tenements are granted in WA, the types of tenements and their key features and obligations. We were also provided with an overview of the application processes, how tenements may be forfeited or surrendered and how underlying land owners or occupiers can seek compensation for loss from mining.
The session concluded with Anthony discussing some recent cases paying homage to the benefit of strong attention to detail and the importance of point-in-time research in mining law.
A paper is available for members who were unable to attend the session. Please contact email@example.com for a copy
ALLA(WA) thanks Anthony for this informative presentation.