GOVERNANCE & REGULATION
Governance in corporations, non-profit organisations and benefit-receiving institutions, is of increasing interest to stakeholders and regulators particularly in the resources sphere. The many reporting and disclosure requirements of businesses and non-profit organisations, including Indigenous corporations, seek to encourage functional operations through government regulation. Organisational compliance with environmental and other legislative arrangements can impact directors’ liabilities.
The resources sector is a complex and difficult area of regulation for government agencies. The economic, social and environmental stakes are high, and the engineering and technical requirements of resources projects require specialised knowledge. There is growing emphasis on corporate supply chains, with contractual and regulatory controls being used in response to problems associated with corruption, conflict minerals and labour standards.
Lawyers in the Resources Law Network have experience in advising companies, organisations and governments on governance and regulation. To contact a lawyer from Resources Law Network, on governance or regulation matters, click a name below:
Clarifying the Current Role of a social licence in its legal and political context: An examination of mining in Western Australia
Journal article examining how the social licence to operate (SLO) concept operates in practice in the context of mining Western Australia, in comparison to legal and political licences.read more
International legal developments have increasing relevance for mining operations and mining law.read more
Members of Resources Law Network provided a submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into Resources Sector Regulation. The submission identified issues regarding best-practice arrangements and urged a broadening scope of study. The full Resources Law Network...read more
MBA thesis (2010) on the implications of sustainable development for non-profit bodies.read more
Three publications were issued in 2018 about the regulation and future of the extractives sector, by the Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments. This article summarises the contents of these documents and examines implications. These include the advances made...read more
This paper outlines the current state of free prior informed consent (FPIC) at the international level, examines some common difficulties, and then describes Australian domestic law regarding these issues.read more
Federation Press book explaining the key legal issues in the regulation of mining Explains the key legal issues in the regulation of mining. The book starts with an overview of the mineral sector and broader forces which influence (and are impacted by) mineral...read more
Paper identifying improvements for parliamentary-approved agreementsread more
Paper on state agreements presented to Legalwise ‘Mining Agreements Intensive’ (28 March 2018)A State Agreement is the legislative approval of a contract between the executive government and a company to build/operate a specified development. Most State Agreements...read more
Three publications were issued in 2018 about the regulation and future of the extractives sectorThese were issued by the Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments. This presentation summarised the contents of these documents and examines some implications. These...read more