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UWA Mining Law Workshop

This workshop will provide an intensive course of study on Mining Law in Western Australia. It is designed to be a comprehensive review for lawyers, for professionals and business people, non-government organisations and government administrators working in or with Mining Law. The three day workshop will comprise of five sessions, each morning and afternoon, comprising a lecture followed by a tutorial discussion of a problem raising the issues of law presented in the lecture.  There will also be two interactive seminars on the second morning.

Topics include:

  • Public and private ownership of minerals
  • The constitutional framework of mining
  • Land open for mining
  • History, theory and systems of mineral resource disposition
  • The exploration and production mining application and tenament regime 
  • Surrender and forfeiture
  • Transfers and dealing in resources title
  • State Developer Agreements
  • Environmental aspects
  • Native Title

This course will be led by Professor Richard Bartlett. Richard is the Co-Director of the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law and teaches Mining and Energy Law. Richard has taught and practised in the area of mining, oil and gas and natural resources law and native title, in Canada and Australia for over 40 years, the last 25 in Australia. Richard’s research interests include mining law, native title and water law.

Lecturers and tutors will be drawn from experts in Mining Law from: the Centre for Mining, Energy & Natural Resources Law and AMPLA (WA), the Australian Mining Energy and Resources Law Association which is largely composed of members with a special interest and expertise in Mining Law.

Details and Registration

27-29 October 2021
UWA Law School Crawley
8:30 am-5:00 pm daily (AWST)

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