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Luke Bewley, Manager, Sustainable Mining Minerals Productivity, Resources Division Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism. Canberra, Australia. Foro "Promoviendo una Minería Responsable".

Luke Bewley, Manager, Sustainable Mining Minerals Productivity, Resources Division Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism. Canberra, Australia. Foro "Promoviendo una Minería Responsable".

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  • Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices An Australian Perspective 14 August 2013 Mr Luke Bewley Manager, Sustainable Mining Minerals Productivity, Resources Division Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism Canberra, Australia
  • Importance of mining to Australia Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective • Economic Development • Responsible Mining • Our Obligation to Society Australian Mineral Deposits
  • Government structure National and International Scope Responsible for monetary and tax policy, national law (e.g. company law, health & safety), Security & Defence, Immigration, International Relations & Trade, Foreign Investment approvals. Offshore petroleum and minerals exploration and development. Environmental oversight & approvals. Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT), Minerals Resources Rent Tax (MRRT) and the Carbon Price. Implement treaty obligations. State and Territory Scope Responsible for managing and allocating onshore minerals and petroleum rights, land administration, environmental approvals (including many environmental assessments), and collecting royalties on minerals produced. Local Scope Responsible for local matters such as town planning, building approvals, waste management and local roads. The Australian Government State and Territory governments Local government Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective View slide
  • Fiscal Settings State and Territory Royalties •Ad valorem or ‘value based’ ~ 1.5 to 5 per cent •Profit based ~ 18 per cent •Hybrid based Mineral Resource Rent Tax •Project based •Profit based •22.5 per cent effective rate (30 per cent headline rate) Company Tax •Company based •Profit based •30 per cent flat rate Taxing point Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective View slide
  • Transparency Mining Sustainable Development Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Community Sustainable Development Governance and Transparency Social Technological Economic Environment Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • What is Leading Practice? •The best way of doing things for a given mine site. •As new challenges emerge and new solutions are developed, it is important that: – leading practice is flexible and innovative; and – solutions are developed that match mine site specific requirements. •It is an evolving target – adaptive to changing standards and situations. •Enables mining companies to earn and maintain their social licence to operate. Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • The Leading Practice Program seeks to: •Promote sustainable development and industry self-regulation through the proactive adoption of leading practice principles. •Provide practical guidance on sustainable development issues through handbooks and workshops. •Encourage industry and other stakeholders – including governments, to improve their social and environmental performance. Website: www.ret.gov.au/sdmining Email: sdmining@ret.gov.au Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Series comprises 15 handbooks: • Community Engagement & Development • Managing Acid & Metalliferous Drainage • Mine Rehabilitation • Mine Closure & Completion • Stewardship • Biodiversity Management • Tailings Management • Working with Indigenous Communities • Water Management • Cyanide Management • Risk Assessment & Management • Hazardous Materials Management • Evaluating Performance: Monitoring & Auditing • Airborne Contaminants, Noise & Vibration • Guide to Leading Practice Sustainable Development in Mining Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Leading Practice Workshops – Peru and Mexico, October 2012 •Foster sustainable mining practices. •Improve government’s capacity to integrate , economic environmental and social aspects throughout ‘life of mine’. •Promote transparency and accountability. •Enhance governments’ capacity in the active participation of stakeholders. •Enhancing governments’ capacity in natural resource (minerals, oil and gas) management, mining policy and regulation, water resource management. Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • So cialLicence GovernmentIndustry Community Building Trust Meeting Co mmunity Expectatio ns Achieving Sustainable Develo pment Outco mes Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Tools for Social Responsibility • Social Responsibility in the mining and metals sector in Developing Countries handbook • Promotes social responsibility in the mining sector in developing countries • Provides practical guidance – drawing on examples of Australian leading practices • Encourage improvement in social and environmental performance – what it means to earn a ‘social license’ to operate • ISO26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility • UN Human Rights Council – Guiding Principles • International Finance Corporation – Good Practice Guides • International Labour Organisation – Codes and Conventions • ICMM – Working Together • Minerals Council of Australia – Enduring Value Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Tools for Community Engagement and Development • Leading Practice Community Engagement and Development handbook. • Leading Practice Working with Indigenous Communities handbook • International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM): • Sustainable Development Principles • Indigenous People and Mining Position statement • ICMM Good Practice Guide – Indigenous Peoples and Mining • Mineral Council of Australia’s Enduring Values Framework • The international Association of Public Participation Generational Framework. • The Ministerial Council on Minerals and Petroleum Resources (MCMPR) Principles of engagement with Communities and Stakeholders. • AA1000’s – internationally recognised framework providing overarching principles for engagement Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Tools for Environmental Management • Leading Practice handbooks • Water management – • National Water Initiative • ANZ marine and Fresh Water Guidelines • National Water Quality Management Strategy • Strategic framework for water management in the Minerals industry • Environmental Management systems ISO 14000 and 14001 • Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999). • Industry Codes e.g. Enduring Value Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • • Multiple Land Use – ‘Guiding Principles’ • Multiple Land Use – tools and methods • Desired Outcomes: • Shared commitment by al to multiple and sequential land use • Better informed public disclosure • Merit based land use decisions • Deliver acceptable outcomes for affected communities and landholders Addressing competing land interests – the ‘Multiple Land Use Framework’ Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Putting it all together – Life of Mine Approach Key activities include: • Community engagement plan • Environmental impact assessments • Social impact assessments. • Relationship building with local stakeholders, regulators and community. • Collection of environmental baseline data including • Preliminary assessment of waste rock characterisation • Preliminary assessment of current land use and ownership • Identification of post-mine land uses • Commencement of planning for closure - preliminary closure plan. Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective
  • Gracias Mr Luke Bewley Manager, Sustainable Mining Minerals Productivity, Resources Division Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism Canberra, Australia Email: luke.bewley@ret.gov.au Developing Responsible Mining: International Practices - An Australian Perspective