Lock the Gate asked The Australia Institute for assistance in estimating the potential employment impacts of increased mine rehabilitation in Queensland. This relates to the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill currently before the Queensland Parliament.
Lock the Gate hope this bill, if passed and implemented, will reduce the mine rehabilitation ‘deficit’ in Queensland: the area that has been disturbed by mining activities but has not been rehabilitated. Queensland government estimates suggest the area of land disturbed is 12 times greater than the area under rehabilitation, a substantial increase on 2006 when disturbed areas were only three times greater than areas under active rehabilitation.
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