What is the process for awarding mining rights in Queensland and Western Australia? What steps must a company and the government follow?
These ‘maps’ present the process as a step-by-step guide. They shed light on a process that is often complex and complicated, rendering it more transparent.
Their purpose is to help stakeholders – whether they be from government, industry or civil society – to identify points within the process where transparency and public accountability need to be strengthened, if corruption risks are to be reduced.
Increasing the transparency and public accountability of the process has the benefit of not only reducing corruption risks but increasing public trust and confidence in that process.
As mining licence processes differ across Australian jurisdictions, these maps focus on the mining-rich states of Queensland and Western Australia.